A deeply skeptical Congress on Wednesday resigned itself to President Barack Obama’s escalation of the Afghanistan war, even as the president’s chief military and diplomatic advisers sought to cool any expectations that the war would end in two years.
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Congress, Obama spar over paying for Afghan plan (AP via Yahoo! News)
Amid soaring budget deficits, President Barack Obama is running into congressional qualms over how to pay for his troop buildup in Afghanistan. Military strategy aside, the $30 billion cost is causing concern on both sides of the aisle. Still, leaders in Congress predicted Wednesday that Obama would prevail in winning funding for the war escalation.
US allies wary of Obama’s Afghanistan troop plea (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama won flattering words but little solid firepower from European allies for his new Afghanistan strategy Wednesday, as small countries pitched in small troop reinforcements but bigger armies held back.
Obama’s Afghan withdrawal timeline under fire (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama’s top deputies on Wednesday defended his plan for a rapid ramp-up in Afghanistan, but some U.S.
US troops hopeful Obama plan will wind down war (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. service members in Afghanistan said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s decision to send 30,000 more troops offered hope that they can go home — if the reinforcements can build up the Afghan army to protect civilians against the Taliban.
Obama staying at home after his big Afghan speech (AP via Yahoo! News)
After his big Afghanistan war speech at West Point, President Barack Obama plans to be largely out of sight Wednesday at the White House.
Obama faces tough sell with Afghan troop plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama’s national security team heads to Congress on Wednesday to sell lawmakers on his dramatic escalation of the Afghan war, which his field commander said gives him the resources he needs.
Obama’s first pardon: A turkey named Courage (AP via Yahoo! News)
After 10 months in office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday granted his first pardon to Courage, a 45-pound turkey spared from the Thanksgiving table.