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Obama speech to signal shift from Iraq to Afghan conflict

Denver Post Wire Services

With his Oval Office speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will signal a shift in America’s focus from the Iraq war to the war in Afghanistan, his spokesman said Thursday.

Administration officials have portrayed the speech as an important pivot point from a war that candidate Obama said should never have been fought to a conflict that President Obama sees as vital to the nation’s security.

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