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Afghanistan War Cost To Be Biggest Factor In Debate Over Troop Reductions

05/30/2011 11:27 pm ET | Updated Jul 30, 2011

Of all the statistics that President Obama’s national security team will consider when it debates the size of forthcoming troop reductions in Afghanistan, the most influential number probably will not be how many insurgents have been killed or the amount of territory wrested from the Taliban, according to aides to those who will participate.

It will be the cost of the war.

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