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Link: US Secretly Launches Second Iraq Troop Surge

Published: Thu 24 May 2007 03:42 PM
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Second Iraq Troop Surge Starts
By Stewart M. Powell
Hearst Newspapers
Monday 21 May 2007
US quietly doubling combat troop numbers.
Washington - The Bush administration is quietly on track to nearly double the number of combat troops in Iraq this year, an analysis of Pentagon deployment orders showed Monday.
This "second surge" of troops in Iraq, which is being executed by extending tours for brigades already there and by deploying more units, could boost the number of combat troops to as many as 98,000 by the end of this year. When support troops are included, the total number of U.S. troops in Iraq could increase from 162,000 now to more than 200,000 - the most ever - by the end of the year.
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