McChrystal Says One Option Is 60,000 More Troops In Afghanistan

Posted by | October 9, 2009 00:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

General Stanley McChrystal is offering three options to the president, one of which calls for 60,000 additional troops in Afghanistan.


Although the top option is more than the 40,000 soldiers previously understood to be the top troop total sought by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. officer in Kabul, 40,000 remains the primary choice of senior military brass, including Gen. McChrystal, the official said.


The details of the three scenarios were first reported by ABC News and confirmed by the U.S. official. The third option presented to Obama would be only a small increase that would keep U.S. forces largely at their year-end levels of 68,000 troops.

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