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President Obama Outlines Afghan Strategy

Updated: 12/02/2009 - President Barack Obama says that he's sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, even as he vows that U.S. forces will start coming home in July of 2011.

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Army Wives Talk About Deployment

Updated: 12/01/2009 - Top government officials say at least 30,000 more U.S. troops will be heading to Afghanistan, as part of a new strategy for the War on Terror.

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Marines To Be First Wave In New Afghanistan Plan

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Gibbs says, "We're going to accelerate going after al-Qaida and its extremist allies." He says the troops also "will accelerate the training of an Afghan national security force, a police and an army."

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Official: Afghan Buildup Involves 30,000 Troops

Updated: 12/01/2009 - A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to be deployed over six months.

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Military Divorces Edge Up Again

Posted: 11/27/2009 - The divorce rate in the armed forces increased slightly again in the past year as military marriages continued to bear the stress of the nation's ninth year at war.

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US Army, Salvation Army Team Up For Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2009 - Click on the FULL STORY to find out where you can go to get a free Thanksgiving Feast courtesy of The Salvation Army and Ft. Carson volunteers. The meals are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

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Obama Expects Support For More Afghanistan Troops

Posted: 11/25/2009 - With polls indicating that a majority of Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama is preparing to make the case for additional U.S. troops there.

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Obama Calls Security Meeting on Afghanistan

Posted: 11/23/2009 - President Obama met with his war council again to discuss the road ahead in Afghanistan Monday night. The President's decision is not expected before next week.

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IED Riddle Tougher In Afghanistan

Posted: 11/23/2009 - A senior Pentagon official says that preventing roadside bombs from killing troops has proven to be tougher in Afghanistan than in Iraq because of the austere conditions there.

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Pentagon: Fort Hood Review Due January 15

Posted: 11/23/2009 - The Pentagon says its review of personnel, health and other policies in light of the Fort Hood massacre will be completed by January 15th.

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Obama Calls Security Meeting On Afghanistan

Posted: 11/23/2009 - President Barack Obama is calling his war council together as he moves toward a decision on whether to add more U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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