October is deadliest month for U.S. in Afghanistan

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A military intelligence officer working on the Afghan insurgency, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the press, said Mr. Obama “has made it clear that he does not want to commit to more combat troops until we see how the … election plays out.”

• Jon Ward contributed to this report from Jacksonville.

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Barbara Slavin

Barbara Slavin

Barbara Slavin is assistant managing editor for World and National Security at The Washington Times and the author of a 2007 book on Iran, titled “Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation.” Before joining The Times in July 2008, she was senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today. She has accompanied three secretaries of state ...

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