Posts tagged military-officials

Obama informs top diplomatic, military officials of Afghan decision (CNN)

President Obama has informed several top diplomatic and military officials about his decision regarding new U.S.

Obama expects support for more Afghanistan troops (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will announce his plan to bolster the war in Afghanistan in a speech Tuesday night from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, his spokesman said, a surge that military officials say could top 30,000 troops.

Obama requested early look at Afghanistan troop request (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama asked for and received a personal copy of his Afghanistan commander’s request for more troops before top military officials had formally reviewed it so it wouldn’t be leaked to reporters.