Pentagon Considering 5,000 More Troops to Afghanistan (of 13,000 Total)

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Military Times reports that a U.S. defense official, speaking to them on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the plans.

3,000 to 5,000 are also figures previously reported by Reuters news agency and The Washington Post.

13,000 troop is the total number of combined U.S. and allied personnel NATO is looking at deploying, according to a senior Afghan defense official, also speaking on the condition of anonymity to Military Times.