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Obama boosts troops by 30,000

President Barack Obama will today say he is sending 30,000 more US troops to Afghanistan by next summer to speed up the battle against the Taliban and bring some soldiers home in 19 months. Obama will say the troops will be deployed in the first part of 2010 at the fastest pace possible. There are currently 68,000 US troops already in the war zone. Obama will also spell out key elements of an exit strategy, including handing over control to Afghan security forces in 2011.