No Troop Decision Before Asia Trip

President Obama will not be deciding how many more American troops he will send to Afghanistan before leaving Thursday for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation summit being held in Singapore.  The President will be spending a portion of Wednesday, Veterans Day, meeting with advisors in the Situation Room discussing Afghanistan and Pakistan.  This will be his eighth meeting on the topic.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says it's "doubtful" the troop annoucement will come before Thursday and "unlikely" the number would be revealed during the President's overseas trip.

The President returns from Asia on November 19th.