Afghanistan

Obama Issues War Orders

The nation may not know until Tuesday night what President Obama’s war plans are, but the wheels are already in motion: Obama has issued new orders for the war in Afghanistan to General Stanley McChrystal. He finalized the orders after meeting on Sunday night with Adm. Mike Mullen, Gens. James Cartwright and David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Obama also spoke Sunday afternoon with Hillary Clinton and will speak on Monday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.