Increased military presence in Afghanistan includes Abrams tanks

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 9:40am EST

David Johnson, military expert and historian, RAND

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The Pentagon says it will send Abrams tanks into the battle against insurgents in Afghanistan. The move follows a public dispute with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who wants international coalition forces to take a lower profile. The Marine Corps says a company of 14 M1A1 Abrams tanks along with 115 Marines to crew them will be deployed to southwest Afghanistan next month. David Johnson is a military expert and historian at RAND. He has written a paper entitled "An Army for Full Spectrum Operations: Lessons from Irregular Wars" and joined the Federal Drive with more information

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