Today, President Obama participated in a town hall event in Strasbourg, France. President Obama said:"The United States of America did not choose to fight a war in Afghanistan. We were attacked by an al Qaeda network that killed thousands on American soil, including French and Germans. ... So I've made a commitment to Afghanistan, and I've asked our NATO partners for more civilian and military support and assistance. We do this with a clear purpose: to root out the terrorists who threaten all of us, to train the Afghan people to sustain their own security and to help them advance their own opportunity, and to quicken the day when our troops come home."
Read more about the President's town hall in Strasbourg. The conversation touches on the most fundamental issues surrounding America's role in the world.