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$25 Billion More Sought for Iraq, Afghanistan

In an unexpected shift in strategy, the White House asked Congress on Wednesday for an additional $25 billion for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Recent developments on the ground and increased demands on our troops indicate the need to plan for contingencies,” President Bush said in a statement requesting the funds.The widespread insurgency across Iraq that made April the bloodiest month for U.S. forces since the war began forced the Pentagon to announce Tuesday that it would call up additional troops for the war-ravaged country, rather than scale back deployment as it had planned. “I have pledged to our troops that they will have all the resources they need to get the job done,” Bush said.Full Story

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