Black People : U S Secretly Launches Second Iraq Troop Surge

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Second Iraq Troop Surge Starts By Stewart M. Powell Hearst Newspapers Monday 21 May 2007
    US quietly doubling combat troop numbers.

    Washington - The Bush administration is quietly on track to nearly double the number of combat troops in Iraq this year, an analysis of Pentagon deployment orders showed Monday. This "second surge" of troops in Iraq, which is being executed by extending tours for brigades already there and by deploying more units, could boost the number of combat troops to as many as 98,000 by the end of this year. When support troops are included, the total number of U.S. troops in Iraq could increase from 162,000 now to more than 200,000 - the most ever - by the end of the year.

    The efforts to reinforce U.S. troops in Iraq are being carried out without the fanfare that accompanied President Bush's initial troop surge in January. Retired Army Maj. Gen. William Nash, the U.S. commander who led NATO troops into Bosnia in late 1995, when asked to comment on the analysis of deployment orders, said: "It doesn't surprise me that they're not talking about it. I think they would be very happy not to have any more attention paid to this."

    The first surge was prominently proclaimed by Bush in a nationally televised address Jan. 10, when he ordered five additional combat brigades to join 15 brigades already in Iraq. The buildup was designed to give commanders the 20 combat brigades that Pentagon planners said were needed to provide security in Baghdad and in western Anbar province. Since then, the Pentagon has extended combat tours for units in Iraq from 12 months to 15 months and announced the deployment of additional brigades.

    Combat brigades in Iraq are the independent, self-sustaining, mobile military units of 3,500 to 5,000 soldiers that are used to seize, hold and rebuild Iraqi communities and to combat insurgents, sectarian attacks and al-Qaida operatives. The Pentagon has repeatedly extended unit tours in Iraq during the past four years to achieve temporary increases in combat power. For example, three combat brigades were extended up to three months in November 2004 to boost the number of U.S. troops from 138,000 to 150,000 before, during and after the Jan. 30, 2005, Iraqi national elections.
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  2. Da Street So'ja

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    oldsoul

    i know you're not surprised

    because you of all people know the US loves doing stuff in secret

    like passing the patriot act

    3am in the morning while erryone was sleepin

    lol

    white man is not giving up that oil

    there a nine war ships in the persian gulf

    and don't forget China is very oil hungry

    could we be on the cusp of...........................

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10525
     
  3. river

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    are we on the cusp or in the vestibule
     
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