Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Bond: Obama Won't Return to Counter Terror Approach

Sen. Kit Bond dishes to The Cable about insider details on Tuesday's strategy meeting about Afghanistan at the White House.
From the post: The meeting was heavy on strategy, light on specifics, and generally had a positive and bipartisan tone, Bond reports. His main takeaway was that Obama pledged not to return to a counterterrorism approach, where troops "shoot and then fall back to the base," Bond said.
Obama told the lawmakers that "nobody on his team was proposing that," Bond reported, which lawmakers took to mean that the president was leaning toward a strategy heavily focused on counterinsurgency, which is of course more manpower intensive.
Read it ALL HERE.
ALSO: Obama made no commitment of 40,000 new troops, but said additional funding would need to be approved quickly by Congress if he chooses that route.
The President called a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders to the White House Tuesday to review Afghanistan policy.

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