President Obama made his long awaited announcement on troop levels in the war in Afghanistan.
The president addressed the nation from the U.S. military academy at West Point last night.
The president announced his plans to send 30,000 thousands more American forces to Afhganistan.
The outline of an exit strategy concerns some Republicans and some from his own party.
The main mission of the new troops is to reverse Taliban gains and to protect populations in the south and eastern portions of the country.