CommunityPam's House Blend Pam Spaulding 2004-11-20 20 Nov 2004 Pam Spaulding 0 0 Where will they get them? We have 138,000 troops in Iraq, and they want to call up 5,000 more. U.S. Likely to Boost Forces in Iraq. Notice the announcement comes after the election, as predicted. As if the need didn’t exist before Nov. 2.