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South Korea Pledges More Troops for Iraq

South Korea pledged on Saturday to dispatch additional troops to Iraq and to send $200 million to help rebuild the country in a plan that bolsters U.S. efforts to establish a broader coalition. South Korean officials did not specify how many troops would be sent or what their precise mission would be. “The government will decide on the number, characteristics and timing of the dispatch after considering the U.S. request and public opinion,” Yoon Tae Young, a spokesman for President Roh Moo Hyun, told reporters in Seoul, the capital. Earlier this year, the country sent about 670 medical and other non-combat personnel to Iraq, in addition to earmarking $60 million for reconstruction. Full Story

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