Obama ‘approved 13,000 more troops’ to Afghanistan

Yahoo News, Oct 13, 2009


AFP – US Marines are engulfed in a storm of dust and debris as a CH-53 helicopter lands to transport them from …

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of an additional 13,000 US troops to Afghanistan beyond the 21,000 he announced publicly in March, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The additional troops are primarily support forces — such as engineers, medical specialists, intelligence experts and military police — the paper said, bringing the total build-up approved by Obama to 34,000.

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