FORT CARSON, Colo. - Officials at the Pentagon have denied a claim by a former high-ranking Army official that more than 6,000 soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado, will be deployed to Afghanistan.
Army Col. Pat Seiber said Thursday that no scheduled deployments are imminent for soldiers from Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division.
Patrick Murphy, who was acting secretary of the Army under former President Barack Obama, said in a speech at Fort Carson on Thursday that one brigade and a headquarters unit from the 4th Infantry Division were being deployed to Afghanistan.
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Seiber said another brigade from Fort Carson will return home soon from a deployment in Europe.