U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday met with his national security team for their monthly Afghanistan/Pakistan meeting, reviewing findings of a report of the administration’s strategy in the war.
Obama met for nearly two hours with the national security team, which include Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Pentagon Chief Robert Gates, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and other cabinet members and security chiefs.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a briefing that Obama reviewed the findings of the draft national security staff-led report on implementing the war strategy, focusing on the three different components of the review: al-Qaida senior leadership, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“In each area, the president and his team discussed both the progress that has been made as well as areas for additional focus moving forward,” said Gibbs
Obama will make a statement on the review Thursday, presenting the findings of the review, said Gibbs. He said Obama has been reviewing the document in the past few days, and directed the national security staff to augment it.