POLL: Do You Think We Should Send More Troops To Afghanistan?

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U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment patrol the streets of Marjah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Dec. 17, 2010.

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment patrol the streets of Marjah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Dec. 17, 2010.

Multiple reports this week say senior leadership in D.C. is proposing a new strategy for winning the war in Afghanistan. According to reports, the plan could cost the United States $23 billion a year, which would go toward training and advising Afghan security forces, fighting government corruption, and taking back territory overrun by the Taliban. Currently, the Taliban controls or contests 40% of the country. The new strategy would also mean increasing troops numbers in Afghanistan by 5,000, according to initial estimates, and resembles the surge implemented by the Obama administration in 2009; however, the new plan would not be tied to specific timeframes for withdrawal.

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