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Obama’s Afghan speech seen by 40 million Americans (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Some 40.8 million Americans watched President Barack Obama outline his strategy on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan on prime-time television on Tuesday, audience figures showed on Wednesday.

Obama outlines troop buildup, withdrawal plan for Afghan war (CNN)

President Obama launched a new chapter in the Afghanistan war Tuesday, committing an additional 30,000 U.S. troops while setting a goal of starting to bring forces home by July 2011.

Obama’s focus on withdrawal could jeopardize Afghan mission (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s effort Tuesday night to reassure Democrats who oppose the deployment of another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan and to emphasize a U.S. exit strategy to pressure Afghan President Hamid Karzai to reform his corruption-riddled government could backfire.

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.

Obama: 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan by summer (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he was dispatching 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, accelerating a risky and expensive war buildup, even as he assured the nation that U.S. forces will begin coming home in July 2011.

Obama to offer troop increase, timetable for Afghan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will say on Tuesday he is sending 30,000 more U.S.

Obama to offer troop increase for Afghanistan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will outline plans on Tuesday to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan by next summer to speed the battle against the Taliban and will vow to start bringing some home in 19 months.

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.

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

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.