Obama approves guidelines to broaden operation in Afghanistan, officials say

November 22, 2014 5:50 AM

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Obama approves guidelines to broaden operation in Afghanistan, officials say

President Obama approved guidelines allowing the Pentagon to target the Taliban in Afghanistan allowing the military to conduct air strikes supporting Afghan operations when needed, U.S. officials told the Associated Press.

The move expands on plans originally setup for next year. One U.S. official told the Associated Press it could only go after the Taliban if it endangered American forces or if it directly supported Al Qaeda.

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