Oct 13, 2009 2:19 PM by Associated Press

Obama: Afghanistan decision in 'coming weeks'

President Barack Obama says he will make his decision on new troops for Afghanistan in "the coming weeks."

Obama told reporters Tuesday that decisions on the military front are important, but just one aspect of the improvements needed to the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. He said an important element is building up civilian capacity, to help improve Afghanistan's governance, agriculture, rule of law and other areas.

The president took questions after meeting in the Oval Office with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.


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