Some Military Families Support President's Plan - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Some Military Families Support President's Plan

CLEVELAND (AP) - The father of an Ohio soldier who's been missing in Iraq for three years says he'll support the president's plan to increase troops.

Keith Maupin of Batavia in southwest Ohio says the only way to win is to get rid of the terrorists.

President Bush announced a plan last night to build the American presence in Iraq to its highest level by deploying 21-thousand-500 more troops.

Ohio has had 132 servicemen killed in Iraq.

Paul Schroeder's son was among them. The Cleveland man says Bush's plan amounts to a piecemeal escalation, and likely won't work.

Other parents of active-duty troops say they understand the war will take a long time. Others have conflicting feelings about asking more families to sacrifice.

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