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Obama: Our efforts against al Qaeda are ‘evolving’

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President Obama speaks at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Wednesday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Obama speaks at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Wednesday.
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During his speech in Berlin today, President Obama declared once again that the “decade of war” against terrorism was coming to an end.

“The Iraq war is now over, the Afghan war is coming to an end, Osama bin Laden is no more, our efforts against al Qaeda are evolving,” he declared.

Obama reminded the crowd that it was time for world to move beyond the mindset of perpetual war.

“In America that means redoubling our efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo. It means tightly controlling our use of new technologies like drones. It means balancing the pursuit of security with the protection of privacy.” Obama said. “And I’m confident that that balance can be struck.”

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