Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Obama to Send 17,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Obama is going to send about 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. General David McKiernan, US commander in Afghanistan, had asked for 30,000 more troops. Think Iraq surge strategy but for Afghanistan. The additional troops represent an increase of more than 50% from the slightly more than 30,000 troops there now.

More at http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090217/D96DJ2V80.html.

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