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Obama Quietly Authorized 13,000 Support Troops For Afghan War

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

President Obama announced in March that he would be sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But in an unannounced move, the White House has also authorized -- and the Pentagon is deploying -- at least 13,000 troops beyond that number, according to defense officials.

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