Friday, November 21, 2008

Gates Backs Buildup of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

By Ann Scott Tyson
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday that he supports a fresh troop buildup in Afghanistan -- officially estimated at more than 20,000 U.S. troops in the next 12 to 18 months -- to fight a growing insurgency and safeguard the 2009 Afghan elections. But he stressed that in the long run...(The Washington Post)

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