Bush to discuss Afghanistan at Pentagon

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Washington (AP) President Bush heads to the Pentagon today to discuss moving more U.S. Forces to Afghanistan.

Amid ever more brazen attacks by the Taliban, the Pentagon brass has made no secret of its wish to throw more units into the Afghan fight. But White House press secretary Dana Perino says the president is leery of pulling forces from Iraq in a way that endangers improvements there. She says none of the gains is irreversible.

The president has agreed to send more marines to Afghanistan, and U.S. Allies are also deploying more troops. The Pentagon may also send smaller units to Afghanistan. Defense secretary Robert Gates had made clear he hopes to get more forces there “sooner
Rather than later.”