12/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

White House Eyeing Narrower War Effort In Afghanistan

Senior White House officials have begun to make the case for a policy shift in Afghanistan that would send few, if any, new combat troops to the country and instead focus on faster military training of Afghan forces, continued assassinations of al-Qaeda leaders and support for the government of neighboring Pakistan in its fight against the Taliban.

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