Argument: Obama should ignore public opinion, send more troops to Afg
Frederick Kagan. "Why we need more troops in Afghanistan". Washington Post. August 16, 2009: "the administration faces pressure not to send additional forces rapidly or in numbers that could be decisive. It is to be hoped that this administration will avoid the errors of the early Bush years and the tendency toward incrementalism and compromise. Military strategy is not about pleasing the most constituencies but, rather, doing what is necessary to defeat an uncompromising enemy. President Obama declared his commitment to do that in March. Now he must follow through."