epa01883996 A White House handout photo of US President Barack Obama (2nd R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (R) meeting with Army General Stanley McChrystal and his wife Annie aboard Air Force One enroute from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Washington, DC, USA, on 2 October 2009. McChrystal had been in London, where he said that insurgents are gaining strength in Afghanistan and more troops are needed to buy time for the Afghan military and police forces to prepare to take control of the country in 2013. EPA/PETE SOUZA / WHITE HOUSE / HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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