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Power Breakfast: May 24, 2010

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It's been five months since President Obama announced plans to significantly increase the amount of military and diplomatic resources devoted to the war in Afghanistan. The time is fast approaching when those additional resources will be needed.

This week, the Senate takes up a supplemental appropriations bill. Thirty-three billion dollars for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a fresh infusion for an emergency relief fund now depleted by natural disasters from Nashville, Tennessee to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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