30,000 More Troops? Obama Gives Orders For New Afghan Strategy
WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama has already ordered his new Afghan strategy implemented and is informing the leaders of Russia, Britain and France of his plans, a said Monday.
Obama told top security aides and generals of his final decision and issued orders to implement it on Sunday, ahead of unveiling it to the US public in an address on Tuesday, said spokesman Robert Gibbs.
The US president was also contacting, and to communicate his strategy aims, Gibbs told reporters.
Editor's note: Reuters reports that Obama's plan involves sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.