| GEO World|
| Obama says US at war with Pak, Afghan terrorists|
| Updated at: 0042 PST, Friday, March 13, 2009|
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said a host of threats face the United States in a rapidly changing world, but that "this nation will maintain our military dominance."
Speaking at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University, Obama said Thursday that the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks "signaled the new dangers of the 21st century." He also said, "We're still at war with terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan who are plotting to do us harm."
Obama went to the campus at Fort McNair in the District of Columbia to proclaim that both the U.S. military and the civilian national security apparatus "must look to develop new approaches and new capabilities."
He said American troops are being called upon increasingly to "defeat nimble enemies."