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Pentagon identifies 35,000 more troops for Iraq

The Pentagon said on Tuesday it told another 35,000 U.S. soldiers they were in line to go to Iraq, a move that gives commanders enough forces to maintain a security crackdown there through at least the end of the year. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the decision was not related to the military’s so-called “surge.” But the replacement forces offer generals the flexibility to maintain heightened troop levels through 2007. Full Story

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