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Spokesman: Obama closer to decision on Afghanistan

Spokesman: Obama closer to decision on Afghanistan

The White House says President Barack Obama is almost finished gathering information and advice on how the U.S. should proceed in Afghanistan.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday that a planned meeting on Friday with the the top four U.S military officers will be among the last events in the decision-making process.
Gibbs said Obama then will take some time to evaluate the recommendations and decide what is best for the United States as well as for Afghanistan, Pakistan and that region of the world.
The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has urged Obama to send up to 40,000 more troops there. But some top Democratic lawmakers want a smaller buildup to confront the Taliban forces in Afghanistan.


Updated : 2021-06-23 19:49 GMT+08:00