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Pentagon Orders More Troops Into Iraq
Gates Sends 2,200 Extra Military Police
03/07/2007 10:49 PM ET
The Pentagon will send another 2,200 military police into Iraq to process the large number of detainees during the security plan.

The additional deployment was requested by Gen. Petraeus, the commander of US operations in Iraq, and approved by Sec. Gates on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press

The military police in question are in addition to the 21,500 troops that have been or will be sent to Iraq as part of the Bush plan.

Deputy Sec. of Defense Gordon England told Congress recently that the number of additional troops could reach as high as 7,000.

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