Obama Plans to Send 4,000 Troops to Train Afghans

President Barack Obama plans to send 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in an effort to confront the threat posed by the Taliban and al-Qaeda there and in neighboring Pakistan, administration officials said. Obama is set to unveil his new strategy for the eight-year- old conflict in Afghanistan tomorrow. The goal is to disrupt, weaken and ultimately destroy havens and support for al-Qaeda, whose leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are now in Pakistan and plotting new attacks against the U.S., the officials, who briefed reporters on the plan, said. Full Story

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