HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html U.S. To Double Number Of Its Troops To 800
Pubdate: Mon, 11 Oct 2004
Source: San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Copyright: 2004 San Jose Mercury News
Contact:  http://www.mercurynews.com/
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U.S. TO DOUBLE NUMBER OF ITS TROOPS TO 800

The number of American military personnel in Colombia will double, to
800, in the coming months, based on a weekend vote in the U.S. Congress.

The action was welcomed by President Alvaro Uribe's government for its
fight against Marxist rebels but condemned by human rights monitors,
who warned of a sharp escalation in Colombia's conflict.
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