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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 Military Reveals True, Higher Number of Troops in Afghanistan, but Hides Iraq and Syria Counts - Newsweek

The Pentagon has disclosed there are significantly more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported, in a new report that comes just over a week after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to fight militants in the war-torn nation. Defense ...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. officials.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 revises number of troops in Afghanistan, disclosing 2600 more - CNN

(CNN) The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that there are approximately 2,600 more US troops in Afghanistan than had been officially disclosed due to a change in its accounting procedures. The Joint Staff Director, US Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" ...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 »

US to send additional troops to Afghanistan - USA TODAY

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that the Pentagon will dispatch additional troops to Afghanistan, where U.S.-backed security forces are stalemated in a war against the Taliban and other insurgent groups. Mattis declined to specify how many ...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 »

Harvey death toll expected to climb as waters recede - The Times of Israel

Full extent of devastation wrought by monster storm begins to emerge as authorities continue to search for missing Houston residents. By Tamara Lush and JUAN A. LOZANO 31 August 2017, 10:26 am 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 1 shares.and more »

US acknowledges more troops in Afghanistan than previously stated - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 11,000 U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated. The announcement by Pentagon officials at a news conference did not represent an increase in ...and more »