WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will begin today to put
his imprint on the nation's war strategy.
He's gathering his top military and national security advisers
at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new
commander-in-chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.
According to officials, there will be a videoteleconference late
in the afternoon of Obama's first full day in office. It will
include members of the National Security Council as well as the
U.S. military commanders in both countries.
Obama has said he wants combat troops out of Iraq in 16 months
and a greater effort in Afghanistan.
In his inaugural speech, Obama warned America's enemies: "You
cannot outlast us and we will defeat you."