Posts Tagged ‘support troops’

This graphic posted at The Washington Post website showing 65,000 troops in Afghanistan and 124,000 in Iraq at the end of September. By the end of October, 68,000 will be in Afghanistan and 120,000 in Iraq. The Obama Administration has approved 13,000 more “support troops” and is considering sending over 60,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010 for a full-scale counterinsurgency operation with no endgamedoomed by design with no end in sight. The so-called “withdrawal” from Iraq—which will still leave up to 75,000 troops there, indefinitely—will not see ‘major planning’ until 2010.