HUFFINGTON POST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Democratic, Republican Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over An Afghan War Escalation

The persistent skepticism from the president's own party, along with new doubts raised by Republicans who have generally supported broadening the conflict, underscores the stakes for Obama as he prepares to unveil his troop increase proposal during a speech Tuesday evening at the U.S. military academy at West Point.

The critical comments from lawmakers came amid the release of a report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that suggested the debate over sending more soldiers to Afghanistan might have been avoided if the United States hadn't missed a crucial opportunity to capture or kill Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora in 2001.

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