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_eh Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:50 AM
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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.



Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_TROOPS...



Rockin' good news! (Better news would be getting ALL of them out by the end of next MONTH.)
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