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Carl Levin: Afghanistan Fight Needs Better Strategy

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WASHINGTON — A leading Democrat on military matters says a better strategy and a firm resolve to succeed in Afghanistan are more important than an increase in U.S. troops there.

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, also says that U.S. plans should emphasize improving Afghanistan's army and police forces so they're better equipped to deal with the threat from the resurgent Taliban.

President Barack Obama has been huddling with his top advisers to consider if and how many more troops might be needed in the 8-year-old Afghanistan conflict. His military commanders are pressing him to escalate the war.

Levin spoke Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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