Friday, February 09, 2007

Pentagon Extends Troops Buildup In Afghanistan

   The Pentagon will be extending the troop buildup in Afghanistan into next year instead of early spring of this year. All of this because they expect the Taliban to go on the offensive in the spring and the U.S. is waiting for more troops from some of our allies.

The extension of the U.S. buildup means American troop levels in Afghanistan, which increased this month to about 26,000 — the highest of the war — will remain roughly the same until at least spring 2008. Until now, a level of 22,000 to 23,000 had prevailed through much of last year.  AP

   Maybe we should just take the extra troops needed for the Bush Escalation in Iraq and send them over to Afghanistan to help with the real war on terror. It would be nice to at least see one conflict resolved during my lifetime.


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