- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

STRASBOURG, FRANCE (AP) - President Barack Obama says noncombat troops in Afghanistan are as important as those directly in harm’s way.

Obama spoke Saturday at a news conference after the 60th anniversary NATO summit in Strasbourg, France.

The president was asked about allied commitments of combat troops for the fight in Afghanistan. Obama said all NATO countries have forces in Afghanistan that are in harm’s way.

Obama noted that NATO has pledged to send hundreds of military and other trainers to Afghanistan and said they are as important as those fighting the Taliban.

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