Bob Woodward says Obama aides were deeply divided over the war in Afghanistan even as the president agreed to triple troop levels there. The revelations appear in the new book, 'Obama's Wars,' by Bob Woodward.
Mutual suspicions are expected to be set aside as Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Washington this week. Both countries seek a stronger partnership that will help Afghanistan resist the Taliban.
Obama's order to send 17,000 more troops comes before US has set a clear strategy.
Defense officials say it will fill urgent gaps but Special Forces officers are skeptical.
The Joint Chiefs chairman may come closer to the views of the new president.
Reviews under way, to be ready for the next president, are intended to accelerate a new strategy.