By Slobodan Lekic
Stars and Stripes
KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. plans to deploy additional troops and advisers to strategic Helmand province to help Afghan forces struggling against a virulent Taliban insurgency, poor leadership and corruption.
“A U.S. Army infantry battalion is deploying from Fort Drum, New York,” said Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner. “It is replacing another infantry battalion from Fort Drum.” The two units are of comparable size, but the move also involves sending more advisers to work with Afghan units in the volatile province, the…
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