War on Terror

White House Says Obama Not Pulling Out of Afghanistan

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White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that President Obama will not withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, saying "I don't think we have the option to leave."

Last week the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, called publicly for the administration to add as many as 40,000 troops. At the same time, others are calling for a compete withdrawl. The President hasn't decided whether to send more troops, but he apparently will not pull out.

Watch more of Gibbs' daily news briefing: