President Obama wrapped up the second and final day of the NATO Summit in Chicago on Tuesday.
In the morning, he participated in a meeting with leaders from the 50 nations that make up the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan to discuss the next step in the transition of power there—setting a goal for Afghan forces to take the lead for combat operations across the country in 2013.
- President Obama’s remarks at the ISAF Meeting
- Fact Sheet: Afghanistan Transition Interim Milestone
- Fact Sheet: NATO’s Enduring Presence in Afghanistan after 2014
In the afternoon, President Obama and his NATO counterparts met with leaders from non-NATO nations that are making significant financial, operational, and political contributions to NATO operations. These types of partnerships allow NATO to extend its reach and better shoulder shared burdens.
Later in the afternoon, President Obama held a press conference before departing for Missouri, where he will deliver the commencement address at Joplin High School.
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