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Colin Powell Discourages Increase in Troop Levels

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Colin Powell Discourages Increase in Troop Levels

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Colin Powell Discourages Increase in Troop Levels

Colin Powell Discourages Increase in Troop Levels

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has come out against the idea of increasing troop levels in Iraq — even temporarily. What does that mean for the idea of a "surge" in forces that was floated by some political and military figures?

Madeleine Brand discusses it with Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.

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