Taliban Attacks After Obama’s Visit in Afghanistan
- Duration 1:39
- Date May 2, 2012
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The Taliban say they are starting their spring offensive now targeting Afghan government and military officials and -- said today's attack was a direct response.
President Obama's visit and the signing.
Of the agreement between United States in Afghanistan.
It's tough to verify this claim is but Afghan media did league President Obama is a trip.
To Afghanistan yesterday so it does seem possible that that's how they weren't able to organize.
An attack in just a few hours because they had -- given a heads up notice.
By some Afghan media and Afghan government officials.
That -- that President Obama was on his way long before the international media.
Announce -- now President Obama was here to sign that agreement that essentially -- US troops and money to Afghanistan to 2014 although not in -- combat.
Role here in Afghanistan.
So here's the big question as we look.
Ahead at what is in the increasingly long timetable in Afghanistan.
Some presence there through 20/20 four so -- you have that those troops on the ground and and not have them involved in combat.
When you have things like this happening that could continue deep into the future.
It makes it assumption that this country is going to have improved security going forward in the US -- just.
Operate -- an advisory intriguing -- going forward although there will be US special forces you're operating in counterterrorism.
And while the US is not allowed to attack other countries IE Iran.
They will be able to launch attacks and al-Qaeda in places like Pakistan is part of this.
Long term agreement so there will be US combat troops here but they won't be operating in the manner in which they do today.