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Another Overkill Please, Mr. President

September 14, 2009

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By Michael S. Smith II, SCHotline Contributing Editor

Both Sen. John McCain (R, A.Z.) and Sen. Carl Levin (D, M.I.) expect Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal to request the deployment of more American troops to Afghanistan. The question is: Will Barack Obama pay adequate attention to McChrystal and other senior members of our defense community, or will he defer to politicians in D.C. when deciding on the nature of his policies for Persia?

Sen. McCain seems to believe that obliging Gen. McChrystal’s impending request represents a prudent measure. Sen. Levin, however, believes it is not, and that the U.S. should instead waste time training Afghan armed forces to fight the Taliban.  More>>

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