Nobel peace prize winner Obama to send 34,000 more troops to Afghanistan?
McClatchy. Fortunately, we've got at least one Friedman Unit to play with:
"We have to start showing progress within six months on the political side or military side or that's it," the U.S. defense official said. ...
It splits the difference between two other McChrystal options: a "high-risk" approach that called for 20,000 additional troops and a "medium-risk" option that would add 40,000 to 45,000 troops.
Well, naturally. Of course, if we were "starting from scratch...." Oh, never mind.
NOTE Has the administration ever articulated a reason why we're fighting in Afghanistan? If so, I can't remember it. No doubt, Hillary gave one. Comes with the job and being a team player. Sigh.