As President Obama prepares to announce that he’s sending more troops to Afghanistan, comparisons to the war in Vietnam are often invoked.
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Obama ‘realism’ faces Afghan test (Politico via Yahoo! News)
As President Barack Obama prepares to make the case for sending more troops to Afghanistan, some allies are urging him to return to a line of argument little heard since the Bush years: the United States has a moral obligation to protect the Afghan people, particularly women, from the Taliban.
Obama comes to Japan mulling Afghan war options (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo on Friday, aiming to shore up relations with a new Japanese government that vows to be more assertive with its U.S. ally, even as he grapples with sending more U.S
Obama eyes compromise strategy on Afghanistan (AFP via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama is leaning towards a compromise strategy on troops to Afghanistan, officials said amid growing concerns over Kabul’s government and the US envoy there advising against sending more reinforcements.
Obama promises public support if troops sent off (AP via Yahoo! News)
Nearing a decision on sending more troops off to war, President Barack Obama told a military audience Thursday that he will not dispatch them into conflict without proper support — including the backing of the American people.
Obama to meet with Joint Chiefs over Afghanistan, sources say (CNN)
The Joint Chiefs of Staff are expected to meet Friday afternoon with President Obama at the White House to discuss their views on sending more troops to Afghanistan, according to two military sources.