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McCain: 50,000 More Troops Needed In Iraq

HeadlineNov 22, 2004

The Washington Post is reporting senior military commanders in Iraq are now saying it is increasingly likely they will need more troops to fight the spreading Iraqi resistance. The Post cites commanders who say an additional 5,000 troops is needed especially in the lead-up to the elections now scheduled for Jan. 30. But Senator John McCain has estimated that the total number of troops needed may be as high 50,000.

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