Sorry for the slow blogging of late.
Here’s the list of who will meet with President Obama Wednesday in the White House Situation Room for the third review session on the strategy in Afghanistan:
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General David Petraeus, U.S. Central Command
General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Commander in Afghanistan (via videoconference)
Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence
CIA Director Leon Panetta
Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (via videoconference)
Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (via videoconference)
General James Jones, National Security Advisor
Tom Donilon, Deputy National Security Advisor
John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
This morning, the White House sent out an e-mail announcing an additional participant.
“Lieutenant General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will also attend today’s meeting with the President on Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the White House said.
— Jon Ward, White House reporter, The Washington Times