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Will Obama Sign Off On New Afghan Strategy?

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Will Obama Sign Off On New Afghan Strategy?

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Will Obama Sign Off On New Afghan Strategy?

Will Obama Sign Off On New Afghan Strategy?

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U.S. soldiers move toward a Blackhawk helicopter Friday as they are transported from their combat outpost along the Afghan-Pakistan border. David Furst/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. soldiers move toward a Blackhawk helicopter Friday as they are transported from their combat outpost along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

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President-elect Barack Obama will have to grapple with conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will have to decide whether to negotiate with members of the Taliban as a way of stemming the violence in Afghanistan.

The idea is supported by the new chief of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus, who used a similar tactic as part of a broader strategy in Iraq.