December 1: President Obama makes the case for his administration's new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Click here for the full text of the speech.
President Obama speaks before a crowd of over 4,000 cadets and soldiers in West Point's Eisenhower Hall.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates were among several members of the president's national security team in attendance at West Point.
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West Point officer cadets listen as President Obama announces his new Afghanistan policy. The president declared that Afghanistan was not another Vietnam.
President Obama greets cadets after outlining his decision to increase U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan by about 30,000.
President Obama flanked by cadets in West Point's Eisenhower Hall .