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December 3rd, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Can war zone handle 30,000 new soldiers?

Secretary of State Clinton and Defense Secretary Gates will be back on Capitol Hill today to answer more questions about the president's new plan for Afghanistan. They'll be joined by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen.

Admiral Mullen spoke to Kiran Chetry on American Morning Thursday to talk about the unique challenges of sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan's rugged terrain by the summer of 2010.

Read more: Logistical problems could plague Afghan troop surge

Filed under: Afghanistan • Military
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  1. Nick

    Good info, thanks for sharing.

    December 9, 2009 at 8:41 am |
  2. ronvan

    If the logistical system cannot "keep up" and support our soldiers I would be amazed and very dissapointed. Our military, no matter what branch, have the ability to get the mission done! The only problem that I see is the "type" of support you want. I.E. field tents vs semi permanent AC/Heat equiped buildings. Semi permanent dining facilities/mess halls vs portable field kitchens, and on and on.

    December 4, 2009 at 8:08 am |