President Barack Obama salutes during the dignified transfer of 18 U.S. personnel killed in Afghanistan earlier this week in an unannounced midnight trip Thursday to Dover Air Force base in Delaware.
October was the deadliest month for Americans since the war began in 2001. According to The Washington Post, the President is currently deciding whether to deploy 40,000 additional troops in an effort to deter the Taliban based on province-by-province intelligence assessments of the country.
FIRST LADY HOSTS FALL HARVEST
First Lady Michelle Obama invited students from local elementary schools to help with the fall vegetable harvest in the garden on the South Lawn of the White on Thursday.
The First Lady asked the students how much they thought it cost to plant the garden. They guessed $300, $800, $1000 and $6000 as she acted as auctioneer. She then revealed that, “Over 740 pounds of food have come out of this little piece of land….. It [cost] about $180.” In addition to the White House kitchen preparing the vegetables, they are also being donated to Miriam’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen in D.C.