Moment of truth nears for Obama on Afghan war
The leaking of a U.S. military report of the war in Afghanistan piles more pressure on President Barack Obama, already squeezed by ebbing public support and skepticism in his own party over troop levels.
U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s assessment, published in The Washington Post on Monday, underlines a growing urgency in the military.
Obama had been seeking more time before deciding whether to commit additional resources or update an overall strategy mapped out in March, but the leak may force him to make some extremely tough decisions very soon.
Originally posted on Reuters