Thursday, January 11, 2007

Defense Secretary Gates to urge boosting military by 92,000 - temporary surge? Not likely

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today it is unclear how long the "temporary" addition of U.S. troops to Iraq will last, and he announced both a 92,000-service-member increase in the permanent size of the U.S. military and a reshuffling of deployment rules for the National Guard and reserves in order to accommodate the ongoing conflict.

read more at Washington Post, Jan 11, 2007

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President George W. Bush's statement in March 2006 after 3 yrs of war "a future President will have to resolve war in Iraq"


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