A U.S. soldier talks with a driver during a search for two missing U.S. Navy personnel at a joint check post with Afghan soldiers in Pul-e-alam, in the Logar province of Afghanistan, on Sunday.
WASHINGTON – The House prepared Tuesday to send President Barack Obama a major war-funding increase of $33 billion to pay for his troop surge in Afghanistan, unmoved by the leaking of classified military documents that portray a military effort struggling between 2004 and 2009 against a strengthening insurgency.
From Obama on down, the disclosure of the documents was condemned by administration officials and military leaders, but the material failed to stir new anti-war sentiment. The bad news for the White House: A pervasive weariness with the war was still there — and possibly growing. Robert Burns, AP Full story.