McChrystal and Ambassador Eikenberry to testify before Congress
According to White House and other officials, General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry have been asked to be prepared to testify before Congress as early as next week.
President Obama is expected to announce his decision on Afghanistan next week. The officials, who asked to remain anonymous, said the testimony will be to support Obama's decision and support war funding requests.
Dates for the testimony have not yet announced.
The top U.S. general and the U.S ambassador in Afghanistan have been told to prepare to testify before Congress as early as next week, according to White House and other U.S. officials, giving an indication of how and when President Obama plans to announce his war strategy.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans have yet to be announced, said Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry have not been given a date for their appearance before committees that would consider additional war funding requests.
But, the officials said, the two have been told that their testimony would quickly follow Obama's announcement, so that they could offer details and support for the president's strategy for how to proceed with the eight-year-old war. Opinion polls show that most Americans believe it is no longer worth fighting
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