President Barack Obama has held a final strategy session with top aides to decide on whether to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. The President plans to announce his decision within days, according to the White House.
The session took place in the Situation Room on Monday with officials including Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates marking the ninth meeting.
Obama is nearing a decision on whether to add as many as 40,000 troops to an eight-year-old war that began after the September 11 attacks. This decision plays a vital part in Obama’s promise to the American people to end this war and bring troops home. Many Obama supporters are waiting on this decision to see if President Obama’s presidency is what they have been expecting.