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Marines to be first wave in new Afghanistan plan


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ANNE GEARAN AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON

New infusions of U.S. Marines will begin moving into Afghanistan almost as soon as President Barack Obama announces a redrawn battle strategy, a plan widely expected to include more than 30,000 additional U.S. forces. Obama will try to sell a skeptical public on his bigger, costlier war plan tonight by coupling the large new troop infusion with an emphasis on steppedup training for Afghan forces that he says will allow the U.S. to leave. Obama formally ends a 92-day review of the war in Afghanistan tonight with a nationally broadcast addres...

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