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The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan as part of a plan to end the war there. 

            Members of the Democratic party are not all in support of this military proposal, including White House Budget Director Peter R. Orszag. 

            The White House said Obama is to present his decision on the number of troops to be sent in a national address Tuesday. 

            Obama and his advisors have also devised benchmarks for the Afghan government to meet, in order to ensure progress. 

            The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Obama's address will give a tentative time frame for ending the war. 

            Obama will be addressing NATO allies as well, emphasizing their role in achieving the goals he presents.  

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