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More troops for Taliban

The United States will temporarily send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan in an effort to hold onto fragile security gains.

WASHINGTON – The United States will temporarily send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan in an effort to hold onto fragile security gains, but overall U.S. troop levels will not surpass previously announced limits, the Pentagon said.

The short-term deployments were ordered by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and come months before President Barack Obama plans to start withdrawing U.S. forces from the unpopular war.

 
 
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