An additional 17,000 American troops will soon head to Afghanistan. The increase, revealed yesterday, is the first major military decision for President Obama. Today there are 36,000 US troops in the country. Marines from North Carolina, and thousands of Army support troops will soon join them. In a written statement, the President asserted that Afghanistan "has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires.” Do you think it's best for Obama to send troops to Afghanistan before any have been brought home from Iraq? While you ponder that check out these striking pictures from where they're headed.