1,400 More Marines Headed to Afghanistan

The Pentagon announced today it was temporarily sending 1,400 more Marines to southern Afghanistan in the coming weeks to build on security gains there. The additional troops being sent will not be above the 30,000 troop surge authorized by the Obama administration because the Pentagon is allowed to 3,000 additional troops as needed. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has already used this option several times last year using it to send additional trainers or combat support troops. There are...Full Story
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