'Surge' needs up to 7,000 more troops

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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 05:36 AM
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'Surge' needs up to 7,000 more troops


Source Link: www.usatoday.com

President Bush's planned escalation of U.S. forces in Iraq will require as many as 28,500 troops, Pentagon officials told a Senate committee Thursday.

In January, Bush said he would send 21,500 more combat troops to Iraq. England said 6,000 to 7,000 support troops will be needed to back up the larger combat force.
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