Friday, October 30, 2009

President Obama's Afghan Strategy -- News Updates October 30, 2009

Obama Meets Joint Chiefs to Review Afghanistan Strategy -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama met Friday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss the way ahead in Afghanistan — in particular how sending more forces might affect the health of the military, already strained by eight years of war.

Administration and military officials said the top officers from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force briefed the president on the long-term consequences for personnel and equipment under various options being considered.

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More News On President Obama's Afghan Strategy

Obama gets fresh sense of state of armed services -- AP
Obama's choice between more lives lost and the peril of al-Qaeda -- Irish Times
U.S. Troops to Afghanistan: A Waiting Game -- CBS
Don't rush the Afghan debate -- Christian Science Monitor opinion
FACTBOX: How Obama's Afghan strategy is shaping up -- Reuters

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