President Obama talks war with European leaders

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - President Obama has landed in Portugal. He has a big global security meeting on the docket Friday. President Obama is stepping back onto the world stage Friday morning for two days of meetings. The war in Afghanistan is expected to top the agenda.

The President left the White House overnight and landed in Portugal around 6am. He'll be a part of summits with NATO and the European Union.

Mr. Obama will push NATO to guarantee Afghanistan's security.  The president will face tough questions from US allies on his exit strategy in Afghanistan. His aides now say getting American troops out by the end of 2014 is just a goal.

Also on the table how Russia can help in the Afghan war effort, and the US Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia. There will also be questions about his preference for stimulus spending at a time when many European nations are cutting back.

The President's quick trip to Europe comes just days after a 10-day swing through Asia.  Some European leaders worry that Obama views their continent as secondary to Asia in his foreign policy agenda.

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