December 1st, 2009
05:05 PM ET

Interactive: U.S. Troop levels in Afghanistan


The United States has steadily increased its military presence in Afghanistan during this decade. Go here to learn more about the increase in the deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan since 2003.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Military
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  1. bob mcdougal

    hey im all for obama i love watching live his speches but thats just it thats all they are tonight hes has talked about about many things but what got me was sustainable agiculture for the afgans does he think they will grow corn or any other product when an acre of poppy plants will net the farmer possibly hundreds of thousands vs. a couple hundred for an acre of corn or other plants he siad he will track down those who atain nuclear weapons and wants to reduce the stockpiles around the world but do you really think kim jong ill (north korea) will actually give up the only thing keeping us from going over their or that mackmud ammadmiashad (packistan) will give up his desires to wipe isreal off the face of the planet well for our troops i support you and watching the brodcast tonight i saw many long faces but as an american citizen i salut you guys may god watch over you all and bring you home saflty > we need a real stratgy and not just a good speech

    December 1, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  2. Linda B., Ga.

    Hey Pres. Bush is the one who put us there. He left Pres. Obama a MESS to clean up, both in our country and around the world.

    We need to go into Afghanistan with full force, let those flee the mountain regions that want to and BLOW IT TO PIECES. Then Disney Corp. can go in and make an amusement park out of that place.

    These people no more want us over there, then the Man in the Moon, they have been fighting each other, for centuries, to gain control of that land. BUT they sure enjoy the funding that we give to them....

    December 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Interesting sentence I read today: "Afghans have got to win the war in Afghanistan". Nobody can do it for them!

    It's so surreal to think that 'our' security depends on this war and a general reform in the country and local government more accountable. Surreal, but possibly veridical.

    The transfer of control of security to own Afghanistan is the solution. The country must be able to secure the population. I unfortunately can't envision the Afghan government doing this, because of the questionable legitimacy of the elections.

    I have a simplistic view, which I don't see how sending more troops will be part of an exit strategy.

    December 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm |