Posts tagged troop-levels

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 faces showdowns on health, Afghanistan, jobs (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will have scant time to rest up from his eight-day Asia trip.

Obama asks military for more Afghan options: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama has asked the Pentagon for more options on troop levels in Afghanistan including sending less than the roughly 40,000 new soldiers requested, The Washington Post said Saturday.

Obama gets fresh sense of state of armed services (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama grappled Friday with the costs and consequences of a long-term commitment to Afghanistan, but reached no decisions about troop levels, a top aide said, as military advisers briefed the president on an armed services already taxed by challenges around the globe.

Voters in Poll Say Obama Will Make Right Choice on Afghanistan (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — As President Barack Obama considers a new strategy for handling the war in Afghanistan, a majority of U.S