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Obama urged to end Afghan war

A bi-partisan group of Congressmen has asked President Barack Obama to recalibrate his anti-terrorism policy and end the war in Afghanistan following the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

world Updated: May 10, 2011 23:31 IST

A bi-partisan group of Congressmen has asked President Barack Obama to recalibrate his anti-terrorism policy and end the war in Afghanistan following the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

In a letter, the group of eight Congressmen led by Peter Welch and Jason Chaffetz called for a shift from the expensive nation building strategy currently underway in Afghanistan to one modeled after the successful mission that located and killed Osama bin Laden.

Welch is the Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Party; while Chaffetz is Chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations.

“The success of this mission does not change the reality that America still faces a determined and violent adversary,” the letter said.