Obama details troop buildup, exit strategy for Afghanistan
Published 12/02/2009, INFORUM
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Declaring “our security is at stake,” President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, nearly tripling the force he inherited as commander in chief. He promised an impatient public he would begin bringing units home in 18 months.Word count: 1293
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