Robert M. Gates

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Economic development is a lot cheaper than sending soldiers.

While the international commitment here is strong and durable, that commitment is not infinite in either time or resources. For the upcoming transition to be successful, the Afghan government and security forces must be willing to step up and take more and more responsibility for governing and defending their own territory.

With agreement on a new strategy and a new mission and national and international approach in Afghanistan we felt that if there was to be a change then this is the right time to make that change.

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