Posts Tagged ‘Richard Haass’

The options on the table before the Obama Administration War Cabinet all involved escalating the occupation by as many as 80,000 troops. The president wants other options as he continues dithering.

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David Ignatius at The Washington Post, claims the U.S. has a “responsibility” to use its military to simply “buy some time” for Kabul’s effort to forge relations with the Taliban. What he calls “Mission Impossible” is chronicled in Dexter Filkins’ feature at The New York Times Magazine, “Stanley McChrystal’s Long War.”

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London’s Daily Telegraph reports: U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has approved 500 more troops to Afghanistan with the assurance that the Obama Administration will soon approve another Afghan Surge.

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