On Friday, Obama met with Adm. Mike Mullen and Gen. James E. Cartwright at the White House in the last of his seven strategy sessions before announcing his decision on troop levels in Afghanistan.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal has stated that he wants 40,000 additional forces sent to the region.
An announcement from the president on his decision is expected after the Afghanistan presidential election in early November.
October has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001.
Is President Obama smart in not rushing a decision on Afghanistan, or is he trying to make a "politically acceptable" decision on the war?
James Carafano, with the Heritage Foundation, joined CBN News to talk about Obama's plan. Click play to watch.
Michele Leonhart, acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, also talked to CBN News about her experience meeting the families of fallen soldiers. Click here to watch.