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Washington (CNN) - President Obama is scheduled to meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Friday as part of his reassessment of the military strategy in Afghanistan, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.
"It's a chance to consult with uniformed military leadership as a part of his Af-Pak [Afghanistan-Pakistan] review," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said. "The president wants to get input from different services."
The meeting - which is scheduled to take place at the White House - will give the chiefs of staff, each representing one branch of the military, an opportunity to describe directly to Obama the impact on the military if a large number of additional forces are sent to Afghanistan, two unnamed military sources told CNN's Barbara Starr.