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Obama’s Afghanistan Address: ‘This Was Not a Mission Accomplished Speech’
May 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
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In a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan, President Obama addressed the nation and said he knew many Americans are tired of war, but underscored a need to "destroy al-Qaida." Gwen Ifill, RAND Corporation's Seth Jones and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress discuss the implications of the president's speech.
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