The long awaited speech on Afghanistan strategy moving forward is tomorrow night at 8pm.? Come back then as we’ll be doing a live chat during the speech as well as just before and just after.? We’ll probably open the chat room at 7:45.

Early reports are that the speech will include a “surge” of about 30,000 U.S. troops.? This seemed very likely from the moment I heard he was giving the speech at West Point.? You don’t go to The Rock and announce withdrawal.

Jennifer Brunner has a diary up at Kos and is taking questions from readers.? She’s advocating a withdrawal strategy which seems to break from what Obama will be saying tomorrow night.

Much more on this leading up to and after President Obama’s speech.? This article in Proceedings has been a good read.