Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) on Thursday took a wait-and-see approach
on the issue of sending additional U.S. forces to Afghanistan.
Obama administration sent additional troops in February but has
indicated it will wait until the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in
Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal issues his recommendation on troop
committing more troops, we must determine whether securing Afghanistan
is essential to prevent al-Qaida from launching another attack
Republicans and Democrats have become divided whether or not to deploy
more troops. Armed Services Committee chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.)
stated his opposition to the idea, while the committee's top Republican
John McCain (Ariz.) said he favors increasing the force's size.
The Republican-turned-Democrat appeared to take a similar tack as the White House, hesitating to opine on the issue before learning more information about the scenario.
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