West Point Speech: The View from the Stage

Obama's West Point Speech: The View from the Stage TIME photographer Christopher Morris surveys the scene as the President describes his plan for Afghanistancadets at West Point
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Difficult Times
"If I did not think that the security of the United States and the safety of the American people were at stake in Afghanistan," Obama said, "I would gladly order every single one of our troops home tomorrow...I do not make this decision lightly."

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