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Chambliss: More troops for Afghanistan

ATLANTA -- Sen. Saxby Chambliss is leading a Georgia congressional delegation that's visiting Afghanistan, and he says the U.S. must increase its troop strength there.

The delegation includes Republican Reps. Tom Price and Lynn Westmoreland, and Democratic Rep. John Barrow.

On Thursday, the delegation had Thanksgiving dinner with troops from the 48th Infantry Brigade, part of the Georgia Army National Guard.

President Barack Obama is expected to announce a major increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan next week.

Chambliss, a Republican, is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and will have a say in sending additional troops to Afghanistan. He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is comfortable that the right decision will be reached.