Obama signs $60 billion Afghanistan War bill to pay for increase in troops
President Barack Obama signed a $60 billion war-funding bill that will pay for his plan announced last year to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The measure was approved by the Senate and passed the House of Representatives over the objections of some Democrats opposed to the war. It includes $33 billion for the increase in troops in Afghanistan, along with $5 billion in disaster assistance and $13 billion to help pay for ailments presumed to be linked to use of the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
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