Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wire: Gen. McChrystal's Afghanistan Troops Request Ready

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2009 -- Newswire services this afternoon reported that the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has drawn up a detailed request for additional troops but has not yet sent it to Washington, a spokesman said on Saturday.

The spokesman said General Stanley McChrystal completed the document this week, setting out exactly how many U.S. and NATO troops, Afghan security force members and civilians he thinks he needs, Reuters news service reported.
"We're working with Washington as well as the other NATO participants about how it's best to submit this," said the spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Tadd Sholtis, declining to give details of the contents.

He said it might be "a few weeks" before McChrystal sent his request to Washington or NATO's Brussels headquarters.
The announcement that Gen. McChrystal has already determined how many troops he wants comes just days after President Barack Obama said he was in no hurry to make a decision about his administration's faltering Afghanistan strategy.

(Report from newswire sources.)

Source: U.S. Afghanistan commander's troops request ready

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think the question is "can" Obama say no as much as its "will" Obama say no.

9:47 AM EDT  
Anonymous lucy lane said...

I don’t know, can he say no to General McChrystal? If he needs to say no, I hope he does, but if he says yes, I hope he does what he needs to for the continued protection of our country and the USA.

10:43 PM EDT  

Post a Comment

<< Home