Obama Orders 17,000 More U.S. Troops to Afghanistan | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Obama Orders 17,000 More U.S. Troops to Afghanistan

Roger Runningen and Tony Capaccio | Bloomberg.com | Feb 17, 2009

President Barack Obama signed an order boosting U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan by 17,000 combat and support personnel.

Obama said in a statement that he approved a request for the additional soldiers and Marines made by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and military commanders.

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