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Pentagon Proposed to Increase US Contingent in Afghanistan

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made an official proposal to send additional American troops to Afghanistan to reinforce the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The Pentagon spokesman said on January 14 that Gates submitted to the White House a proposal to send additional 3000 troops to Afghanistan. A final decision on the proposal will be taken after consultations of the Defense Secretary with US President George Bush.

Currently the strength of the US contingent in Afghanistan is approximately 26,000 servicemen, Xinhua reported.
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