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U.S. Has More Troops in Afghanistan Than Publicly Disclosed

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Wall Street Journal, 22 August 2017

Useful article that gives an overview over the real number of US soldiers in Afghanistan: 8400 ‘full-timers’ and  3500 temporarily deployed, altogether 11,900.  3900 will be added based on Trump strategy, summa summarum: 15,800. Then there is an unknown number of special forces etc; of course, some soldiers shift between both mission, making calculating even more complicated.