Afghanistan

Obama Intends to 'Finish the Job'

President Obama announced on Tuesday that he intends to "finish the job" in Afghanistan and that he'll announce his troop plan for the country on December 1 in a prime-time address. While he did not talk troop numbers, he hinted that the force would be large enough to “dismantle and degrade” the enemy and ensure that “Al Qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate.” McClatchy is putting the troop number at 34,000, and General Stanley McChrystal could be in Washington as early as Sunday to help roll at the new plan.