Afghanistan decision soon

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he intends to “finish thejob” in Afghanistan and has decided on how many new troops to send. <br /><p></p>
Published : November 25, 2009

 

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he intends to “finish the job” in Afghanistan and has decided on how many new troops to send.

 

Obama’s announcement, expected in a presidential television address next Tuesday, comes after weeks of study that some critics have denounced as dithering. A three-month review has been punctuated by differences in his administration and concerns about corruption in Kabul.

 

Obama must decide whether to add as many as 40,000 troops to an 8-year-old war that began after the Sept. 11 attacks and has begun to try the patience of Americans as the Taliban insurgency has gained strength.

 
 
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