Obama Consults Military Leaders, Nears Afghan Troop Decision : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Obama Consults Military Leaders, Nears Afghan Troop Decision

October 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RPRN) 10/30/09 — U.S. President Barack Obama is consulting with top military officials Friday as he considers whether to send additional forces to Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama will meet at the White House with the Joint Chiefs of Staff - military leaders from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the meeting comes as the president reaches the "end stage" of his decision-making process.

Mr. Obama has been reviewing strategy options for the war in Afghanistan, including a request from the top U.S. commander in the country, General Stanley McChrystal, for an additional 40,000 troops.

The White House has indicated the president will wait until after the November 7 Afghan presidential run-off election before announcing a decision.

On Thursday, Mr. Obama made an overnight trip to a military base in Delaware where he witnessed the return of the remains of 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan.

He called the occasion a "sobering reminder" of the sacrifices made by U.S. troops, and said the price paid by soldiers and their families will influence how he sees foreign wars.

In Afghanistan Friday, officials say at least eight civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

About the author:

Voice of America. The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Article-byline, BREAKING NEWS, Politics, U.S.A. Government, War, Afghanistan

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Newborn Foundation Co-Convenes Shanghai Symposium with Focus on Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns and Infants

Saint Paul, MN / Shanghai, China 10/20/14 · Expansion of Newborn Screening Program & Latest Data...

Ste. Anne's New Fitness Centre In An Idyllic Setting

GRAFTON, ONTARIO 10/17/14 · -Maison Sante is just one part of Ste. Anne's...

Newborn Foundation Honors Leaders in Newborn Health, Technology, Policy and Advocacy at 2014 Awards Gala

Minneapolis, MN 10/13/14 · – The Newborn Foundation, an international nonprofit leveraging...

Phaedra Beauty Cosmetics Re-Launches with New Packaging

Los Angeles, CA 10/13/14 · Hollywood celebrity make-up artist Phaedra L. Williams introduces...

Indie Film, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam 2014 Global Film Festival Tour

Los Angeles, CA 10/13/14 · Indie Film, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam...

Newborn Health & Technology Leader Dr. Terese Finitzo Receives ‘Eve Award’ for Innovation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 10/10/14 · Newborn Foundation Awards Gala honors global leaders in...

Ste. Anne’s Spa: An Ideal Setting For Meeting And Team Building

Grafton, ON 10/08/14 · Ste. Anne’s Spa provides an ideal meeting environment,...

Renew Life Launches National TV Advertising Campaign with the help of Creative Bube Tube

Milton, ON 10/06/14 ·  - Renew Life proudly announces their latest marketing...

Black Travel Club Is Giving Away 1,000 Free Memberships – First come first served!

Atlanta, GA 10/01/14 · BlackTravelClub.com is inviting 1,000 people to join its...

Empirical Foresights is building EconKBase - An economic insights database (a non-profit initiative)

New York, NY 10/01/14 · The global research and adivsory firm Empirical Foresights...

Newborn Foundation Hosts 2014 Awards Gala

SAINT PAUL, MN 09/30/14 ·   Largest fundraiser of its kind will raise awareness...

Twenty dollars discount on your October press release submission order

SAN FRANCISCO 09/29/14 ·  Thank you for making September such a great...