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Obama to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan; plans to begin withdrawal in 18 months

Published 12/02/2009, West Central Tribune

Declaring “our security is at stake,” President Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, but balanced the buildup with a pledge to an impatient nation to begin withdrawing American forces in 18 months.

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