Obama wants revised plans for Afghanistan

    There’s word that President Barack Obama won’t accept any of the Afghanistan war options before him without changes.

    There’s word that President Barack Obama won’t accept any of the Afghanistan war options before him without changes.

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    A senior administration official says Obama wasn’t satisfied with any of the plans presented to him by his national security team.

    The president instead pushed for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government.

    Obama’s position comes amid growing concerns over the ability of the Afghan government to secure its own country.

    Meanwhile, a man who served as a top aide to President John Kennedy says sending more soldiers to Afghanistan is a mistake.

    Ted Sorenson worked closely with Kennedy as a speech writer and advisor. The White House says that Obama, has not made up his mind and is unlikely to announce a decision for several weeks.

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s inauguration to a second five-year term will be held Nov. 19 at the heavily guarded palace compound in the capital Kabul.

    Foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the ceremony, although Karzai’s relationship with the international community has been rocky since his election, which was marred by fraud.

    World leaders are hedging financial and military support on Karzai’s willingness to battle corruption in his government.

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