Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is considering four scenarios to move forward in Afghanistan, and was expected to discuss them at Wednesday's eighth meeting with his war council, sources told CNN.
The meeting in the White House Situation Room was to continue evaluating how best to carry out the mission in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East, told CNN beforehand.
Petraeus provided no specifics on options under consideration, but said the process is approaching completion.
"I think we are indeed nearing a decision on this very important topic," he said.
Though the options under consideration are not being spelled out, one is fairly well-defined.
Updated: 4:31 p.m.