President Obama has recently highlighted that US forces will begin to leave Afghanistan in July this year.
Obama has said the war in Iraq is coming to an end and it's the beginning of US forces' drawdown which will happen in July this year.
While focusing on American troops coming home, he said the US is working with Nato member countries to start security transition process to Afghan leadership.
General David Petraeus, the US commander of foreign forces, has said in a letter to troops that there was progress being made in the combat, while underscoring a huge coordinated effort to bring security, governance and economic development to Afghanistan.
In order to make sure insurgents never again use Afghanistan, it requires "that we help Afghanistan develop the ability to secure and govern itself," the letter said. "This in turn requires the conduct of a comprehensive civil-military campaign."
So far this year, while violence has been at its worst since the war began, US has lost more than 20 service members.
Around 152,000 foreign troops, equal to the size of Afghan army, have been fighting insurgents for a decade now.