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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:49 PM

Obama to withdraw 34,000 troops from Afghanistan this year


Obama to withdraw 34,000 troops from Afghanistan this year
By Carlo Muņoz - 02/12/13 10:29 AM ET


President Obama is planning to remove half of the 68,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of the year, setting the stage for the eventual withdrawal of all American service members by 2014.

Obama is expected to provide details about moving 34,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from Afghanistan during Tuesday's State of the Union address
, The Hill has confirmed.

The planned drawdown falls in line with the postwar recommendations of former U.S. commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen as well as others inside the Pentagon, a senior White House official said.


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http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/282473-obama-to-withdraw-half-of-all-us-troops-in-afghanistan

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:55 PM

1. They should have never been in Afghanistan from the start!

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Response to rachel1 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:08 PM

3. I'm not so sure about that...

I think some retaliation might have been in order after 9/11, and Afghanistan was the logical place, NOT Iraq. But we can agree to disagree; I'm just glad they're getting pulled out of that hell hole.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:03 PM

2. Good.. thanks babylonsistah.

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