The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of approximately 3,100 additional forces to Afghanistan, part of the 30,000 troops authorized by President Obama on Nov. 30. The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy approximately 2,600 soldiers to Afghanistan in the summer of 2010.The other 500 are "support forces," according to the announcement.
P.S. No offence, Starbuck! (I just don't think this is what we had in mind when they were talking about 30,000 new counterinsurgents.)