Defense Secretary announces more Afghanistan troops

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States will keep 1,000 more soldiers in Afghanistan through next year.

Hagel announced the need for extra troops while on a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

Ten thousand troops have been told they'll be staying in Afghanistan beyond the new year - now that number has increased to 11,000.

Hagel says continued Taliban attacks in Afghanistan make the additional troops necessary to help stabilize the region.


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