WH Advisors Pushing For 30,000 More Troops To Afghanistan
Top advisers to President Obama are coalescing around a plan for 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Adm. Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are in the loop. But President Obama is reportedly skeptical as to how much the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan can execute a US strategy.
Three of the options call for specific levels of additional troops. The low-end option would add 20,000 to 25,000 troops, a middle option calls for about 30,000, and another embraces Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s request for roughly 40,000 more troops. Administration officials said that a fourth option was added only in the past few days. They declined to identify any troop level attached to it.Click here for reuse options!
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