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The Afghanistan strategy President Barack Obama will detail Tuesday involves more than sending additional forces, experts and officials say, and will give the president a chance to address growing public skepticism.

Obama "is in a moment in which he really has to regain the approval of the American people, as well as people around the world, that we are on the right course," Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on CNN Sunday.

The president's decision, which will be announced in a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., comes after months of debate within the administration. That debate intensified as the Afghan insurgency continued to heat up throughout the year, the Afghan government was roiled by a disputed election and a troop request by the top U.S. commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, was leaked to The Washington Post in September.
While we continue to wait for troops to actually be deployed, more details continue to emerge on the plan for Afghanistan. Although the plans seem overly vague, like "less civilian deaths" and still no troops being sent. Obama's approval rating is at an all time low and he has an opportunity to send a message that he's committed to Afghanistan.

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posted at 11:34:21 on 11/30/09 - Category: Army

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army rhino wrote:

Well you need atlest 1,500,000 soldiers in that land of chaos to do any thing only 135,000 wont do at all i mean California has illegal drugs being grown in the hills of san berdino county and we cant even stop that so how in the hell can we stop them if we know the site of illegal drugs and still can do anything ?
Posted on 12/01/09 00:01:58

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