President Obama has made the following promise:
"Obama will fight terrorism and protect America with a comprehensive strategy that finishes the fight in Afghanistan, cracks down on the al Qaeda safe haven in Pakistan, develops new capabilities and international partnerships, engages the world to dry up support for extremism and reaffirms American values." — Obama's Blueprint for Change
Other promises regarding defense.
Updated: January 22, 2009
President Obama Names New Emissaries
Together with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama named two new emissaries. Former U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke will be a special coordinator of U.S. policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan; retired Senate majority leader George Mitchell will be a special envoy to the Middle East.
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