Friday, October 2, 2009

Obama, McChystal on Air Force One

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meets with General Stanley McChrystal and his wife

President Barack Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan for a 25-minute meeting aboard Air Force Oneon Friday as part of his review of a war strategy that has divided the president's national security team.

Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Obama met just before the president returned to Washington from Copenhagen, where he was pitching the International Olympic Committee on Chicago's bid to host the 2016 games.

McChrystal had been in London, where he said in a speech Thursday that insurgents are gaining strength in Afghanistan and more troops are needed to "buy time" for the Afghan military and police forces to prepare to take control of the country in 2013. read more here....

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