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Vice President Joseph Biden isn’t the only one warning against a troop escalation in Afghanistan, but he does face opposition from Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Daniel Inouye, who came out yesterday in support of a full counterinsurgency strategy. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is also on board with the McChrystal plan, but still doesn’t think there ...

Vice President Joseph Biden isn’t the only one warning against a troop escalation in Afghanistan, but he does face opposition from Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Daniel Inouye, who came out yesterday in support of a full counterinsurgency strategy.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is also on board with the McChrystal plan, but still doesn’t think there was widespread fraud in his recent election.

The Washington Post reports that President Obama will sign the Pakistan aid bill today after Congress makes nice about the conditions on the money, but Politico reports not so fast.

Looks like Moscow won’t support Washington’s position on Iran sanctions after all. (Good thing the U.S. decision to alter missile-defense plans in Eastern Europe had nothing to do with Russia.)

Regardless, the House of Representatives will pass a limited sanctions measure on Iran today.

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