December 1, 2009
Posted: 1728 GMT
Today, we will cover all angles of the expected announcement that the U.S. will send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and that President Barack Obama reportedly wants the war over in three years.
We are live at the White House, with the political implications of increasing troop levels in an war that is becoming more and more unpopular in the United States.
We are also live in Afghanistan with reports from the battle zone as well as the latest on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Barack Obama's pre-speech phone call.
Then, we will analyze the expected military reinforcement: where will the troops deploy, will the new plan work and what is the timeline for an eventual exit strategy? We will speak with former General David Petraeus advisor and Iraq surge supporter retired U.S. Army Colonel Peter Mansoor.
Also today, we will bring you coverage of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech, which we are expecting in the 6pm CET hour. He postponed his address yesterday and this will be the first time we hear from the leader since Tehran announced that it wanted to build ten new nuclear plants.
Then, we are live on Wall Street where investors seem to have completely forgotten about Dubai's debt crisis, as much of the world has. We'll tell you what else is moving markets.
And the top news from Latin America, where ousted President Manuel Zelaya's future might be decided tomorrow. We will explain why.
Plus all the the other main developing news stories.
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