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9. 40,000 troops to leave Afghanistan by end of 2012
Source: AP

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Drawdown plans announced by the U.S. and more than a dozen other nations will shrink the foreign military footprint in Afghanistan by 40,000 troops at the close of next year, leaving Afghan forces increasingly on the frontlines of the decade-long war.

The United States is pulling out the most - 33,000 by the end of 2012. That's one-third of 101,000 American troops who were in Afghanistan in June - the peak of U.S. military presence in the war, according to figures provided by the Pentagon.

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Rockin' good news! (Better news would be getting ALL of them out by the end of next MONTH.)
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  -Marines to wind down Afghan combat in 2012 Turborama  Nov-26-11 09:36 AM   #0 
  - I suppose that's because if the senates bill passes they will need them at home  midnight   Nov-26-11 09:46 AM   #1 
  - It's because there is an election coming.  bemildred   Nov-26-11 10:36 AM   #2 
  - Good. We cannot afford to continue warring against that barren rockpile.  kestrel91316   Nov-26-11 11:43 AM   #3 
  - Good - and I don't even care whether they call it a success or a failure  bhikkhu   Nov-26-11 01:02 PM   #4 
  - The Marines left Vietnam in 1971....  Bigmack   Nov-26-11 03:19 PM   #5 
  - That may just be the marines.. My brother in law is in the army and  glowing   Nov-27-11 07:45 AM   #6 
  - Anytime Marines are disengaged from a conflict in U.S. history it signals a  Harmony Blue   Nov-27-11 08:10 AM   #7 
  - kick  maddezmom   Nov-29-11 10:50 AM   #8 
  - 40,000 troops to leave Afghanistan by end of 2012  _eh   Nov-29-11 10:50 AM   #9 
     - So our soldiers will be getting killed and maimed in Afghanistan  UnrepentantLiberal   Nov-29-11 10:50 AM   #10 
     - If we had a Republican in the WH we would be increasing troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq.  DCBob   Nov-29-11 10:50 AM   #11 
     - After 4 yrs of Obama surge we'll get back to Bush trrop levels  JJW   Nov-29-11 10:50 AM   #12 

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