Monday, November 30, 2009

Britain Commits More Troops To Afghanistan

Not to be out staged by President Obama Tuesday night, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced that his nation is sending 500 more troops to Afghanistan. Obama will announce the new American troop strength - expected to be 30,000 additional troops - Tuesday night.

Some 200 UK troops - half of them this past year - have died fighting in Afghanistan and British opinion has been turning against the war. Brown believes the source of terrorism is in Afghanistan and it's necessary to commit British troops to the cause in order to protect the homeland.

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