Posts tagged tripling-the-force

Obama: More troops for Afghanistan, with exit plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Declaring “our security is at stake,” President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S.

Obama boosts troops in Afghanistan with exit plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Declaring “our security is at stake,” President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, nearly tripling the force he inherited but promising an impatient public to begin withdrawal in 18 months.