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Obama’s troop surge gets a mixed reaction

The after-shocks from US President Barack Obama’s decision to commit an additional 30,000 American combat troops to Afghanistan continue to be felt this weekend - and they will reverberate for some time to come.

5th December, 2009

The after-shocks from US President Barack Obama’s decision to commit an additional 30,000 American combat troops to Afghanistan continue to be felt this weekend - and they will reverberate for some time to come.

Obama’s move, announced in a major speech last Tuesday at the West Point military academy, disappointed many of his usual political allies, while eliciting praise from some unexpected quarters.

There are still vital questions hanging unanswered, including exactly...

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