Archives for December 1, 2009

Obama ordering 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan on an accelerated timetable that will have the first Marines there as early as Christmas and all forces in place by summer.

Will Obama’s war become his Vietnam? (CNN)

As President Obama prepares to announce that he’s sending more troops to Afghanistan, comparisons to the war in Vietnam are often invoked.

Things to watch for in Obama’s speech (Politico via Yahoo! News)

Barack Obama will make one of the most consequential – and controversial — speeches of his presidency Tuesday night when he announces he’ll send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan over the next six months

How to spur job growth? Obama will ask the experts (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — The nation’s 10.2 percent unemployment rate gets renewed attention this week as President Barack Obama hosts a jobs summit on Thursday, a day before the Labor Department reports new job numbers that are unlikely to show significant improvement.

Obama’s Troop Increase Means He ‘Owns’ Afghan War (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama will announce tonight he is sending an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and that American forces will begin withdrawing before the end of his first term, administration officials said.

Obama to speed troop deployment to Afghanistan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama plans to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan over six months, a senior administration official said on Tuesday, accelerating the deployment in a bid to beat back the Taliban and bring a quicker end to a costly and unpopular eight-year war.

Official: Obama ready to suggest Afghan endgame (AP via Yahoo! News)

A senior administration official tells the AP that President Barack Obama will tell the American people Tuesday night that U.S. troops will start leaving Afghanistan “well before” the end of his first term.

Obama to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (CNN)

President Obama is sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and is ordering military officials to get the reinforcements there within six months, White House officials told CNN Tuesday.

Obama to speed up troop deployment to Afghanistan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama plans to send about 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan over six months, a senior administration official said on Tuesday, in a war strategy shift he hopes will defeat the Taliban and permit a U.S. exit.

Obama to send 30,000 troops in swift Afghan surge (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will Tuesday announce a swift surge of 30,000 more US troops to Afghanistan within six months, but set a limit on the duration of their deployment, a US official said.