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White House: Obama eyeing Afghan choices

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama meets with his national security team today to discuss options for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

By most counts, this will be the eighth full-fledged meeting of the president's defense and foreign policy chiefs.

It's been three months since his Afghanistan commander called for reinforcements, but Obama is refusing to be rushed. His spokesman says there's too much at stake.

Obama is considering four options, though the White House isn't offering details. Military officials say Obama is considering adding tens of thousands more forces to Afghanistan, though probably not the 40,000 sought by Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Meanwhile, Republican senators are planning to send a letter to Obama today urging him to move quickly on McChrystal's request.


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