Monday, November 30, 2009

President Obama's West Point Speech: Major Escalation In the Afghan War To Start Immediately

EAGLE STRIKE - Smoke rises from a cave in eastern Afghanistan after being bombed by U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft crews assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, which is based at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller

34,000 Troops To Be Sent To Afghanistan -- Washington Post

Obama details plan for allies Other nations to be asked for more forces.

President Obama will outline Tuesday his intention to send an additional 34,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials and diplomatic sources briefed Monday as Obama began informing allies of his plan.

The new deployments, along with 22,000 troops he authorized early this year, would bring the total U.S. force in Afghanistan to more than 100,000, more than half of which will have been sent to the war zone by Obama.

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My Comment: This is a major escalation of the war. The Generals have already been given their marching orders, all that is left are the details on what is the overall strategy to the Afghan conflict will be .... details that I am sure President Obama will be offering tomorrow night.

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