U.S. to Deploy 3,200 Marines to Afghanistan

January 15, 2008
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“About 3,200 U.S. Marines will be sent to Afghanistan this spring on a one-time deployment to help NATO forces there Marinesexpand on successes gained against the Taliban over the past year, according to a Defense Department news release issued today.

President Bush has approved the deployment of Marines that was recommended by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, the release said.” (U.S. Department of Defense)