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U.S. troop buildup in Iraq approaches 30,000

The U.S. Army said on Friday it was sending some 2,600 soldiers to Iraq earlier than planned, raising the number of extra U.S. troops being deployed in a new effort to stabilize the country to nearly 30,000. News of the latest deployment came as Democrats who now control Congress pushed legislation to end a war that is increasingly unpopular in the United States. The combat aviation brigade from the U.S. Army’s Third Infantry Division would deploy in early May, some 45 days sooner than previously envisaged, the Army said. Full Story

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