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Obama announces Afghanistan troop increase

President Obama announced that he wants to send 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan by the middle of next year and start withdrawing American forces from the country by July 2011.

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Obama: U.S. security is still at stake
Article | WEST POINT, N.Y. -- President Obama announced Tuesday that he will send 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan by next summer and begin withdrawing forces in July 2011, making his case to the nation that Islamist extremism in the region remains an enduring threat to the security of Americans.

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