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Gibbs: Afghan Deployment Will Be Accelerated

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2009 07:21 AM

 

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is ready to lay out an end-game scenario for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan because "we can't be there forever," a White House spokesman says.

Obama's prime-time West Point speech also will lay out a faster deployment plan than initially envisioned in a war review written and submitted by commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Robert Gibbs also told MSNBC.

Gibbs said the troop build up "will be accelerated. We're going to get in there quickly" and transfer responsibility for security to the Afghans quickly. Gibbs called that "an end game" for the American commitment.

He said, "They're going to get in sooner, quite frankly, than the original assessment asked them to get in" -- less than the two year deployment that was once under consideration.

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