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Signals that US is set to unveil Afghan 'surge'

The Obama administration had told the British government that it will soon announce a substantial boost to its Afghanistan force and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that Britain will send a further 500 soldiers.

Mark Urban reports on the expected timing of a troop surge and its likely effect.

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