Members of Oklahoma's congressional
delegation say they're encouraged that President Obama is sending
30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
Obama told the nation Tuesday night that his new policy was
designed to bring the war "to a successful conclusion."
Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., said she has concerns about whether
30,000 troops are enough to defeat the resurgent Taliban, and she
disagreed with Obama's announcement of a withdrawal date.
Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said even though Obama committed to
10,000 troops less than what commanding general, Stanley
McChrystal, requested, the decision shows the president listened to
his field commanders.
Rep. John Sullivan, R-Okla., said the decision was "overdue,"
but agreed it is "the right course of action."
About 850 Americans have died in the eight-year conflict.