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US President Barack Obama to Announce his Afghanistan Plan
West Point, New York and Washington, USA
US President Barack Obama will address the nation on his new strategy for the war in Afghanistan Tuesday night (1 December 2009) from the US Military Academy at West Point.
The president is expected to lay out his plans for expanding the Afghan conflict and, ultimately, ending America's military role. Obama and his top military and national security advisers have held 10 meetings to discuss America's future steps in Afghanistan. Though the top general in Afghanistan has asked the president for about 40,000 troops, military officials expect the president will deploy about 35,000, starting next year. Obama says the American people will support his strategy once they understand the perils of losing the war.
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