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Behind the Numbers: February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009

First Command: Public Views on Troop Increase

Barack Obama today authorized sending an additional 17,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, marking his first big move as commander in chief and his first presidential decision without clear majority support. Most Americans consider winning in Afghanistan essential to success in the broader war against terrorism, but in the latest Washington...

By Jon Cohen  |  February 17, 2009; 7:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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