Monday, November 23, 2009

Obama Set To Address the Nation on Afghanistan Dec. 1

Update: Obama will speak at 8 pm eastern. If you're not near a TV, it will be live streamed at
President Obama is expected to address the nation early next week, saying he will send a sizable force of additional troops to Afghanistan, sources tell NPR.

The tentative plan is for the president to make his announcement Dec. 1, followed shortly thereafter by testimony on Capitol Hill by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Also expected to brief Congress is the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. More at NPR