The Washington Times - October 7, 2009, 07:22AM

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

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