An Entirely Appropriate Caution. More, Please.

Abby Zimet

Despite Pentagon expectations of a quick buildup, President Obama is said to be carefully weighing increased American involvement in Afghanistan before making any decisions. Obama and his aides are now questioning key elements of a longstanding Pentagon request for more troops, showing a caution that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has called "entirely appropriate." 

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