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McChrystal and Eikenberry Show a United Front

In House testimony now underway, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and our ambassador to Kabul, whose relationship was strained by the leak of Eikenberry's recent cables to Washington questioning a potential troop increase, are singing from the same songbook. Early in the hearing, Eikenberry claimed that his cable was described in a selective way that made him seem opposed to any military escalation--but said that isn't his view.

Also noteworthy: McChrystal said he doesn't anticipate asking for more troops in the future, but didn't rule it out, either. “I do not anticipate the requirement to ask for additional forces, but I would always provide my candid best military advice.”