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Powell Said to Have Advocated Iraq Troop Increase

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Powell Said to Have Advocated Iraq Troop Increase

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Powell Said to Have Advocated Iraq Troop Increase

Powell Said to Have Advocated Iraq Troop Increase

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Secretary of State Colin Powell pushed for more troops in Iraq during a secret video teleconference last month attended by President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to a report in the Washington Post. The Pentagon later announced a troop increase of 12,000. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the Post's Thomas Ricks.

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