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Mullen: 16,000 troops have orders to Afghan war
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/09 | AP

Posted on 12/10/2009 12:36:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon's top military officer says 16,000 troops have received their orders for Afghanistan since President Barack Obama announced his new war strategy.

Adm. Mike Mullen said at a news conference Thursday that the first to go — a battalion of Marines — will arrive in southern Afghanistan next week.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman said tens of thousands of tons of construction materials, winter gear and other equipment also are in the pipeline.

Officials are moving to get the bulk of the 30,000 additional troops into the war zone by summer.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; mullen; orders; surge; troops; wot
Doing all this as winter begins makes it all the more dangerous.. Prayers and Godspeed to those who serve this nation and God Bless to their families.
1 posted on 12/10/2009 12:36:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge summer? So they’ll have one full year in theater before being pulled out? Wow, the guy stalled for months, diddled before putting them all in theater, then plans to yank them out one year later. What a fierce leader.


Your point is solid. He did wait until winter didn’t he. He’s a really pro at building moral. /s

He’s a sleeper, no two ways about it.

2 posted on 12/10/2009 12:42:23 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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