(CBS) Editor's note, 9:57 p.m. EDT: The White House has issued the following response to this story, attributed to White House National Security Advisor James Jones:
"Reports that President Obama has made a decision about Afghanistan are absolutely false. He has not received final options for his consideration, he has not reviewed those options with his national security team, and he has not made any decisions about resources. Any reports to the contrary are completely untrue and come from uninformed sources."
Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops - CBS News
Originally Posted by SWM
You also gotta stop and realize the last go round of NG deployments was their first time seeing the elephant.
For the major BCTs, 04-05 was the first major go-around. Some are on their second try...but none owning battlespace at this time that I'm aware of.You also gotta stop and realize the last go round of NG deployments was their first time seeing the elephant.
" The two senior administration officials suggested the information is being leaked by Pentagon sources who are trying to box in Obama by setting public expectations that he will send close to 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, as requested by McChrystal.
"People at the Pentagon are trying to force a certain outcome," one of the senior administration officials told CNN."
White House: No Afghanistan troop decision made - CNN.com