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Obama Narrows Afghan Strategy To 4 Possible Options

11/10/09 12:11 PM ET   AP

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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House says President Barack Obama has narrowed down his decision for an Afghanistan strategy to four options.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the president will discuss those options with his national security team on Wednesday. Gibbs did not provide any details about the options, and says the president's decision on troop deployments is still weeks away.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal – the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan – has told the president that the U.S. mission there is headed for failure unless the president sends an additional 40,000 troops. Sources tell The Associated Press that the president will add tens of thousands more forces, though probably not quite the 40,000 McChystal is seeking.

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