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Obama: 18 months to defeat Taliban
US president details three core elements in war plan for Afghanistan.
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2009 05:13 GMT

US troops have been given just 18 months to defeat al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan before they begin to withdraw.

Barack Obama, the US president, gave the exit date as part of his long-awaited announcement of the US strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports of the details of Obama's landmark speech.

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