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Location of troops in Afghanistan

President Obama's buildup will continue to focus troops in southern Afghanistan, where about 9,000 Marines will be sent in the first phase of the new deployments.


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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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