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Obama meets with families, honors fallen soldiers at Dover

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) - President Barack Obama has made a trip to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to see part of the cost of the war in Afghanistan.

During a visit there overnight, Obama honored the return of 18 Americans killed there this week.

At least 55 U.S. forces have been killed in October, making it the deadliest month of the eight-year-old war.

Obama holds a war council meeting with the Joints Chiefs of Staff tomorrow.

Obama has upped the U.S. commitment there to 68,000 troops and is considering sending a large addition next year. But officials say it could be fewer than the 40,000 troops requested by his commander there.

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