Article published on the 2008-07-19 Latest update 2008-07-19 10:31 TU
Obama considers Afghanistan a major part of his foreign policy plan, which he outlined in a speech last week. If elected president, he plans bump up US troop numbers and contribute two more combat brigades, up to 10,000 in Afghanistan.
The senator from Illinois has also called for more training for Afghan army and police and a greater commitment from Europe and NATO.
Support for the rule of law in Afghanistan and major aid packages to help opium poppy farmers and others round out his list of ideas for the struggling country.