Obama's Great Afghanistan Gamble: Charts

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Spending in Afghanistan

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Boots on the Ground

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Coalition Casualties

Sources: Congressional Research Service (crs); Intl. Security Assistance Force; dod; nato; iCasualties. The 2009 projected troop figures include 17,000 soldiers slated for deployment this year.