Any New Afghanistan Troop Requests Will Follow McChrystal’s 60-Day Review
As Bloomberg reports, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell confirms. I don’t yet have the full transcript of his press briefing today, but he said that Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s forthcoming 60-day review of the Afghanistan war won’t include any requests for new troops. That’s not because McChrystal *won’t *request more troops, though:
If the review determines that additional resources are required to complete the Afghanistan mission, requests would then go through the normal chain-of-command process, Morrell said, to be validated and forwarded to Gates. Gates then would decide whether to recommend to the president that he commit additional resources for the Afghanistan mission.