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Obama has committed to sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan where the Defense Department estimates there are only 100 Al-Qaeda fighters.

“President Barack Obama’s December 1 speech at West Point was meant to justify sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion per year, but he neglected to mention one small detail: U.S. intelligence officials estimate there are as few as 100 al-Qaeda operatives in all of Afghanistan. A senior U.S. intelligence official told [Obama] that “the approximate estimate of 100 al Qaeda members left in Afghanistan reflects the conclusion of American intelligence agencies and the Defense Department.” Obama was made aware of this so he could factor it into his decision on whether or not to send in more troops.”

Late last week Frank Cilluffo and Clint Watts released a policy brief from George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute entitled “Yemen and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Exploiting a […]
The White House has announced plans to increase its drone program in the Taliban-overrun areas of Pakistan in order to compliment the decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

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