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Obama to add 30,000 troops, begin Afghan pullout in 2011

Sets sights on transfer of responsibility

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By Farah Stockman and Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / December 2, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama, seeking to regain the military initiative in Afghanistan while limiting an increasingly unpopular war, said last night that he will rapidly deploy 30,000 new US troops to quell the insurgency and then start pulling soldiers out within two years. (Full article: 1102 words)

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