The Republican congressman and Afghan war veteran is a moderate who has worked across the aisle.
During her visit to India, Secretary of State Clinton also announced that Prime Minister Singh will make the first state visit under Obama.
The 22,000 additional soldiers are expected to ease the transition from the war in Iraq to the one in Afghanistan.
The successes during her trip expand the president's vision for a multipolar world.
Modest effort may still face still opposition in Congress.
US automakers think small in a downsized economy.