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101st Airborne prepare for Afghanistan surge

The deployment of the iconic 101st Airborne division to Afghanistan will bring President Obama's surge to its peak.

The 'Screaming Eagles' have a long history of tough fights in World War Two, Vietnam and Iraq.

The White House says the goal of the mission is to pave the way for a gradual withdrawal beginning in the summer of 2011.

Mark Mardell reports.

  • 24 Aug 2010
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