For the first time since President Barack Obama kicked off a formal review of his Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy in late September, he met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Friday to help determine the way forward.
According to Washington Post Pentagon reporter Greg Jaffe, the military leadership is united in sending more troops to Afghanistan but both the Obama administration and the military do not want any one general to be the lone voice articulating the war policy.
More Afghan conversations:
Matthew Hoh, former State Department official who resigned over Afghan policy
Marc Sageman, former CIA operative
Rory Stewart, author who spent two years walking across Afghanistan
Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer and author
Ashraf Ghani, former Afghan finance minister and presidential candidate