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Team Obama: We’ll Send 30,000 More Troops to Afghanistan, But, Like the Surge, We Don’t Expect It to Work


From the Washington Post:

President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administration does not anticipate that the Iraq-like “surge” of forces will significantly change the direction of a conflict that has steadily deteriorated over the past seven years.

P.S. See this Jim Geraghty post for Obama’s changing assessments of the usefulness of 30,000 U.S. troops.