Obama could send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan

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Washington, Nov.25 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that he is determined to "finish the job" in Afghanistan.

According to the New York Times, his aides have said that the president would send as many as 25,000 to 30,000 additional American troops, though they admitted that the final number remains in a flux.

Obama has completed nine rounds of consultations with his war council, the last meeting taking place on Monday night and would formally announce his decision in a national address next week.

During a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Obama said that he would outline his Afghanistan strategy after Thanksgiving.

"I feel very confident that when the American people hear a clear rationale for what we're doing there and how we intend to achieve our goals, that they will be supportive," he said.

It is expected that the announcement will be made next Tuesday. (ANI)

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