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US Says It Has 11000 Troops in Afghanistan, More Than Formerly Disclosed - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The United States has about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, acknowledging for the first time publicly that the total forces there are higher than formally disclosed in recent years. Previously, Defense ...and more »

US has more troops in Afghanistan than previously disclosed, Pentagon reveals - Los Angeles Times

The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that roughly 11,000 U.S. troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than the U.S. military had previously disclosed to the public. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana W. White and Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr ...and more »

Afghanistan Force Management Accounting Change Emphasizes Transparency - Department of Defense

A change in accounting for force management levels in Afghanistan allows U.S. officials to be more transparent in how many service members are in Afghanistan: There are 11,000, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth ...and more »

Pentagon admits thousands more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported - Chicago Tribune

After months of providing misleading information on the actual number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Wednesday there are approximately 11,000 U.S. troops deployed on the ground, and not the 8,400 it had long claimed. The ...and more »

Mattis Orders First Group of Reinforcements to Afghanistan - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that he had signed deployment orders for some of the American reinforcements that are to be sent to Afghanistan. It is the first tangible step that the Pentagon has taken to carry out the new ...and more »

Afghan troop surge likely to include thousands of paratroopers, Marines and heavy bombers - Washington Post

The bulk of the roughly 4,000 additional troops headed to Afghanistan will probably be composed of thousands of paratroopers from two units — the 82nd Airborne Division and an airborne brigade from the 25th Infantry Division, according to U.S ...and more »

Pentagon admits US has more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is poised to have roughly 15,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in the coming months, as defense officials on Wednesday finally acknowledged the actual number of American forces in the country after long camouflaging the total in ...and more »

US reveals higher number of troops in Afghanistan - Aljazeera.com

US troop strength in Afghanistan has reached about 11,000 soldiers, exceeding the previous official level of 8,400 US forces, the Pentagon said. Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, Pentagon joint staff director, confirmed the higher than previously ...and more »

Pentagon: US troop total in Afghanistan larger than reported - CBS News

Last Updated Aug 30, 2017 5:00 PM EDT. Roughly 15,000 U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan in the coming months, as defense officials on Wednesday finally acknowledged the actual number of American forces in the country after long camouflaging the total ...and more »

Pentagon finally comes clean on Afghanistan troop levels - Politico

The Pentagon revealed Wednesday there are some 2,600 more American troops in Afghanistan than it previously acknowledged — approximately 11,000, not the longtime public figure of 8,400. “The number 11,000 is an approximation. It may be slightly above ...and more »