President to Announce Withdrawal of 34,000 Troops From Afghanistan

Mike O'Brien

President Obama is expected to pledge the withdrawal of 34,000 troops from Afghanistan by next February when he delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. That figure represents just over half of the 66,000 service personnel currently serving in Afghanistan. The announcement will give the President the chance to say the U.S. is on schedule with the plan to hand over security responsibility to Afghan troops by the end of 2014. No timetable on the withdrawals, which will be p...
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