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US Marines ready to deploy up to 20,000 troops to Afghanistan

Posted By admin On January 24, 2009 @ 7:13 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Saturday, Jan 24, 2009

Up to 20,000 US Marines could be deployed to Afghanistan after an expected Marine withdrawal from Iraq within six to eight months, Marine Commandant James Conway said Friday.

“The time is right for Marines to leave Iraq,” the top Marine officer said, reflecting on the improved security situation there.

As part of the drawdown in Iraq, Conway said he expected “20,000 or less” Marines to be deployed to Afghanistan, although he cautioned against sending too many troops from the corps to Afghanistan.

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[1] AFP: http://rawstory.com/news/afp/US_Marines_ready_to_deploy_up_to_20_01232009.html

[2] U.S. adds 30 days to Marines’ tours in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-adds-30-days-to-marines-tours-in-afghanistan.html

[3] Obama Secretly Authorizes 13,000 More Troops to Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-secretly-authorizes-13000-more-troops-to-afghanistan.html

[4] Budget Cuts Could Force Army and Marines to Cut 200,000 Troops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/budget-cuts-could-force-army-and-marines-to-cut-200000-troops.html

[5] Pentagon Plans to Send 1,400 Extra Marines To Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-plans-to-send-1400-extra-marines-to-afghanistan.html

[6] U.S. extends Afghanistan tour of 2,200 marines: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-extends-afghanistan-tour-of-2200-marines.html

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