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The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay about a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority. (MSNBC — 5 August, 2008)
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The nation’s top military officer said yesterday that more U.S. troops are needed in Afghanistan to tamp down an increasingly violent insurgency, but that the Pentagon does not have sufficient forces to send because they are committed to the war in Iraq.

Marines’ tour in Afghanistan extended
Marines’ tour in Afghanistan extended

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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