Top Troop Request for Afghanistan Exceeds 60,000, Minimum of 40,000

by Benjamin Domenech on 10:31 am October 9, 2009

Time to consider three unthinkable options — time for Obama’s fifth cabinet-level meeting of his war council to pick one. “Although most requests for forces include only a single troop figure, Pentagon officials have acknowledged that Gen. McChrystal’s request was unusual given the continuing review of Afghan strategy.”

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