View Full Version : Change? Obama orders 17,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

02-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Obama orders 17,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Warren Mass | JBS.org (http://www.jbs.org/)

President Barack Obama approved the deployment of 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan on February 17, a decision that will increase U.S. troop strength in the mountainous Asian nation by more than 50 percent, from 33,000 to 50,000. The U.S. currently has about 14,000 troops serving with a NATO force and 19,000 troops under sole U.S. command. The additional force will be made up of 8,000 Marines, 4,000 Army soldiers, and 5,000 enabling forces and will be deployed in the south of Afghanistan, where the Taliban insurgents have been most active and violent.

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02-20-2009, 06:17 PM
The people don't really seem to care about him sending in troops, since he said fairly well that he'd do so. At least he could take them out of Iraq...

A. Havnes
02-20-2009, 10:32 PM
I thought he was the peace candidate...

02-21-2009, 01:15 AM
The more things change, the more they stay insane.

02-22-2009, 06:40 PM
change we can believe in

02-23-2009, 03:34 PM