President Obama with cadets after speaking about his Afghanistan policy at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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(From left) Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss President Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Lyndon Johnson signs the Tonkin resolution, which gave him power to escalate the Vietnam war. It was easily passed by both houses of Congress, although it was later repealed. MPI/Getty Images hide caption

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Excerpts From President's Speech
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Obama Announces 30,000 More Troops For Afghanistan
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Military Aspect Of Obama Plan Examined
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Hear Dina Temple-Rastin's Report On 'Morning Edition'
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Army Medevac Teams Fight For Afghan Hearts, Minds
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Obama To Outline Afghan Strategy
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Suspect In Police Shootings Shot Dead
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Some Democrats Reluctant On Afghan Strategy
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Examining Obama'S Plans For Afghanistan
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