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Troop surge under way

Troop surge under way

Defense Department spokesman Geoff Morrell says the first of 30,000 additional U.S. troops being sent to Afghanistan have begun to arrive.
In a Pentagon briefing, Morrell told reporters that a Marine battalion ordered to deploy earlier this month already has "some boots on the ground" with the rest to be flown in before Christmas, Dec. 25
He said: "So the surge has begun in earnest."
Officials say the goal is to have all 30,000 troops in place by the end of next September.


Updated : 2021-10-19 17:33 GMT+08:00