[Farah Province, Afghanistan; September 23. Image via Getty]

A US Marine from 2/3 Fox company hands a candy to an Afghan girl while on patrol in Farah Province, southern Afghanistan, on September 23, 2009. As President Barack Obama weighs his options for the Afghan war, some lawmakers and analysts are pushing more modest strategies that would require a smaller US force and rely more on drones. AFP PHOTO/DAVID FURST (Photo credit should read DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images)