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The Senate has approved continued funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan amounting to $60 billion, reported Democracy Now!. This will include full funding for the 33,000 additional troops that will be deployed for President Obama's escalation of the Afghan war.
The Senate also rejected an amendment from Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, which would have made President Obama put forward a timetable for US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Obama administration also released its first National Security Strategy since taking office, reported Democracy Now!. Along with calls for boosting multilateral cooperation and strengthening international institutions and treaties, the document echoed language from the Bush administration. On the use of force, the document says, "the United States must reserve the right to act unilaterally."
Originally posted by glitchinmymatrix
reply to post by Mdv2
I don't see them pulling out soon either and more people will die.