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May22-07, 12:13 PM
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Those sneaky $%^&*(#

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is quietly on track to nearly double the number of combat troops in Iraq this year, an analysis of Pentagon deployment orders showed Monday.
When additional support troops are included in this second troop "surge," the total number of U.S. troops in Iraq could increase from 162,000 now to more than 200,000 — a record high number — by the end of the year.
The extending tours part has already been done.

The second surge of troops to Iraq is being executed by deploying more combat brigades to the country, plus extending tours of duty for troops already there.

DynCorp was in Tucson last week recruiting Border Patrol agents to work in Iraq. The job was to train Iraqi soldiers on how to guard their borders. They were offering $140k for a one year contract plus a $25K sign up bonus.
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