President Barack Obama says the war in Afghanistan can't be won through violence alone, that it requires a sophisticated and coordinated strategy of public works and other hearts-and-minds efforts, combined with security for the Afghan people.
However, Obama has left many shaking their heads with his command choice of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who is known for his leadership of a special operations force that is said to carry out assassinations and other brutal tactics.
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McClatchy Newspapers' Pentagon Correspondent, Nancy Youssef explains some of the thinking behind Obama’s choice.
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