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Obama Proposes $110bn for Afghanistan

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(Tolo News) – President Barack Obama has proposed $110bn to be spent in Afghanistan, reports say.

The funding was proposed on Monday, despite demands for spending cuts in the United States.

In his 2012 fiscal year budget , President Obama has proposed $16 billion in Iraq.

This is considered a significant decrease as US diplomats are to take over from combat troops based on a security agreement between the United States and Iraq.

The total US military costs proposed for Afghanistan and Iraq in Obama’s budget request for 2010 and 2011 was $160 billion.

In the 2012 budget request for the State Department and US Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr Obama has proposed $47 billion, which is up one percent from 2010 levels.

Republicans took control of the United States House of Representatives in November elections. They have urged revision of non-military overseas spending amid calls to restrain the rising US federal deficit.

Obama’s budget calls for $107 billion in military spending in Afghanistan.

The United States is to begin gradual drawdown of its troops from Afghanistan in July this year.

The State Department will focus on its own civilian surge as it aims to stabilise the country, and would spend an extra $2.2 billion as it is making efforts to boost aid and assistance programmes.

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  1. DEAR Mr.President Obama,

    Wouldn’t be more effective to win the heart and mind of the people of Afghanistan by spending $107 billion in humanitarian causes or simply sharing that vast amount of money among the ordinary people.
    military spending means more violence, more hostilities and more devastation which would produce more Taliban, more Al Qaida.

    Or is it some thing else that would in your mind justify spending billions for military actions (Hidden Agenda)?


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