Bob Woodward Book: Top Obama Afghan Advisers Doubt Policy, Sharply Divided

09/21/2010 11:10 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • PETER BAKER Washington Post

President Obama urgently looked for a way out of the war in Afghanistan last year, repeatedly pressing his top military advisers for an exit plan that they never gave him, according to secret meeting notes and documents cited in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

Frustrated with his military commanders for consistently offering only options that required significantly more troops, Obama finally crafted his own strategy, dictating a classified six-page "terms sheet" that sought to limit U.S. involvement, Woodward reports in "Obama's Wars," to be released on Monday.

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