President Barack Obama issued new orders for the American military in Afghanistan on Sunday, and his administration has begun briefing the United States' allies and other key players on these plans.
The official public announcement comes tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 8 p.m. ET, when Obama delivers a speech at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Our colleague Susan Bonner in Washington is reporting that although Obama is speaking personally with leaders from Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Denmark, China, India, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan... he will not be making a personal call to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Vice-President Joe Biden will be phoning Canada's prime minister.
Our Kady has alluded to this, but here are some more details about what's going on in the House today as far as the timing for the HST motion vs. the CN back-to-work legislation... courtesy of my colleague Margo McDiarmid, who's been working her phone and berry this morning and tirelessly updating things on CBC NN: