U.S. Announces Troop Deployments to Iraq
Pentagon Announces That 57,000 U.S. Troops Have Been Told to Deploy to Iraq in Early 2007
WASHINGTON Nov 17, 2006 (AP)— The Pentagon announced Friday that 57,000 U.S. troops, including five combat brigades, have been told to deploy to Iraq early next year a move that will maintain current force levels there.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld signed the deployment orders for about 20,000 soldiers from active duty Army brigades based in North Carolina, Georgia, Washington, Kansas and Italy. Another 10,000 reserves and 27,000 active duty troops are scheduled to go to Iraq in smaller units.
I've been telling you about this since the election, here's the proof. Bush is getting ready for one big final push.