US President Barack Obama has issued new orders for the US military in Afghanistan, he is set to formally announce that a further 30,000 troops are to be sent to Afghanistan in a televised address on Tuesday.
This comes as British PM Gordon Brown said he would send 500 more soldiers to the country taking the number of British troops there to 10,000.
This article asks whether Americans will buy into President Obama’s Afghanistan strategy.
It has been called a “political gamble” that is hoped to path the way for an exit from Afghanistan.
Whilst some hope that it could be the defining moment in Obama’s presidency others argue that sending more troops would be a mistake. This article says that during the talks on Sunday, politicians were already bursting with advice, doubt, and scepticism about the as-yet-unknown plan.
Do to you think more troop swill solve the problem in Afghanistan? Or is sending more troops a mistake? Will this be the defining moment in Obama’s presidency?