In his inaugural address President Obama put the world on notice that America will continue to stand strong against those who seek to harm us.  In his initial meetings with our military leaders, I am hopeful that his actions reflect his words.  As the President attempts to expedite our exit from Iraq following our success in restoring civility to that region, my hope is that our new Commander in Chief will focus heavily on the Tribal Areas of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border.  This is the center of the global War on Terror and where terrorist groups that still intend to harm Americans continue to rebuild and plot without resistance.  The President would be well advised to commit more resources to Afghanistan in order to pursue the terrorists.  Ending this threat is the most significant single step our nation can take to ensure our security.