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The US army is introducing a series of measures to prevent soldiers serving in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan from leaving the service. Those who were planning to retire or leave in the next few months will now have to remain with their unit. Soldiers whose terms of enlistment have expired will be offered up to $10,000 to serve another three years.


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Allied forces have begun a widespread search for two US servicemen who went missing in Afghanistan on Friday, reportedly snatched by the Taliban.


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Mr Gates, addressing US marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, said he had met the Seal team last week and they raised the issue of their security "and particularly with respect to their families". "We are looking at what measures can be taken to pump up the security," he said. Mr Gates said threats against US forces had increased since Bin Laden's death. "As a result, there has been a consistent and...


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