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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gen. Stanley McChrystal Tells Congress U.S. cannot "Really Defeat Al-Qaeda without Getting Osama bin Laden" - Video 12/8/09

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Here is video of Gen. Stanley McChrystal saying that getting Osama bin Laden is the key to stopping Al-Qaeda. McChrystal said he believes President Obama has provided the resources he will need to accomplish the mission.

McChrystal said the "pace and scope" of any U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan beginning in July 2011, will depend on conditions on the ground at that time.

McChrystal also said he believes we cannot really defeat Al-Qaeda unless Osama bin Laden is captured or killed, although doing so won't automatically bring defeat of Al-Qaeda.

McChrystal was speaking before the House Armed Services Committee.

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