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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Obama to Withdraw 33,000 Troops from Afghanistan

Posted by Paul Constant on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Politico says:

President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Wednesday his plan to withdraw by the end of 2012 the 33,000 additional surge troops sent to Afghanistan, with at least 5,000 personnel — a brigade — to exit by the close of this year, administration officials told POLITICO.

Obama has yet to determine the precise pace of the drawdown that he will outline during an 8 p.m. ET address to the nation from the White House, people familiar with the situation said.

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