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December 1, 2009 11:30 AM

Obama to have 30,000 more troops in Afghanistan by June

The Obama administration has decided to speed the transfer of troops to Afghanistan so that roughly 30,000 of the 34,000 additional troops to be there will arrive by next summer, a senior military official told McClatchy Tuesday. The accelerated timetable will allow the Obama administration to assess progress next summer.

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