Obama to announce plan to pull 30,000 troops out of Afghanistan
June 21st, 2011
08:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama to announce plan to pull 30,000 troops out of Afghanistan

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is expected to announce this week that 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces will be fully withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, an administration official has told CNN.

Obama will deliver his highly anticipated speech on the troop drawdown on Wednesday.

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  1. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Please bring our brave warriors home...

    June 21, 2011 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  2. gt

    bring them all home ... osama is dead... were broke and tiered of war ....they wont change....they are what they are..

    June 21, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    That would work out to be roughly half of the "surge" that Obama sent in when he took over the White House.

    June 21, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. Bill from GA

    If our brave warriors want to stay home, let them find a different career.

    June 21, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |