[THS] Gorbachev Says Obama Should Start Afghan Withdrawal :
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Wed Nov 11 17:17:14 CET 2009
Obama narrows US Afghan strategy to 4 options:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal - the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan - has told the
president that the U.S. mission there is headed for failure unless the president sends
an additional 40,000 troops. Sources tell The Associated Press that the president will
add tens of thousands more forces, though probably not quite the 40,000 McChystal
Gorbachev Says Obama Should Start Afghan Withdrawal
While he said President Barack Obama would be unlikely to take his advice,
Gorbachev said he saw no chance of success even with more U.S. troops.
US will give Karzai measures to end corruption:
Clinton signalled the Obama administration's growing impatience with Karzai,
declared the victor of a fraud-marred election, when she said the steps are needed
to leave "no doubt" as to what Washington expects from the relationship.
Karzai hits back against critics:
Afghanistan's president has come out fighting against calls by the US to crack down
on corruption, arguing that his government is not solely to blame and saying that the
West is in his country only for its own ends.
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