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Lawmakers scrutinize new Afghan strategy

Administration officials come under tough questioning from Democrats, Republicans who challenge different aspects of new war plan.


Obama to commit 34,000 troops

Obama to commit 34,000 troops

Officials say new deployments will bring total U.S. force in Afghanistan to more than 100,000.


Obama orders launch of Afghanistan strategy, prepares to address U.S.

After telling military leaders to put plans into action, the president calls world leaders to seek support. In Tuesday's West Point speech, he is expected to announce specific numbers on troop levels.


Obama to give primetime speech on Afghanistan

President Barack Obama will unveil his new strategy for the war in Afghanistan in an address to Americans on December 1, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday.


Obama Receives New Afghan Option

Obama Receives New Afghan Option

Obama will consider a new compromise plan for adding troops to Afghanistan that would deploy 30,000 to 35,000 new forces over the next year or more.


Top Republican pushes for decision on war strategy

The top House Republican on Sunday pressed President Obama for a decision on whether to send more troops to war in Afghanistan, ...


U.S. officials look at scenarios for Afghanistan 'middle path'

As the Obama administration debates whether to shift its aims in Afghanistan, officials at the Pentagon and National Security Council have begun developing "middle path" strategies that would require fewer troops than their ground commander is seeking.


Obama: Afghanistan decision in 'coming weeks'

President Barack Obama said his decision on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan will be made in "the coming weeks." While military and security decisions will be an important element in that strategy, Obama said "another element is making sure we're doing a good job in building capacity on the civilian side."


Tensions rise over Afghanistan war strategy

As Obama's team works on its plans, McChrystal and other advisors are asked to keep the process more private. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday that President Obama's advisors should keep their guidance private, in effect admonishing the top commander in Afghanistan for publicly advocating an approach requiring more troops even as the White House reassesses its strategy.


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