Obama's hard sell of war policy

US president set to announce troop surge to Afghanistan as commitment to war wavers.

    Eight years of war in Afghanistan have left many Americans questioning the costs of the war and whether US commitment should continue.

    With Barack Obama, the US president, expected to announce an increase of 34,000 troops for Afghanistan on Tuesday, he faces a hard sell of his war policy.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds takes a look back at the war.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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