White House: Still no decision on size of Afghanistan drawdown
June 20th, 2011
05:42 PM ET
11 years ago

White House: Still no decision on size of Afghanistan drawdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The clock is ticking on a decision for how many troops to bring home from Afghanistan next month, but U.S. President Barack Obama is still weighing the options, his spokesman said Monday.

"The president is still in a process of finalizing his decision on the pace and scope of the drawdown that will begin in July of 2011," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. "He's finalizing his decision. He's reviewing the options and the assessments and will have an announcement to make soon."


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  1. Howard

    How can there be a decision when, according to the Republican Playbook, The Democrats will say "Draw them down" and The Republicans will say "Leave them in"!!!!

    June 20, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. Vijay

    The United States should start drawing down on its support immediately, support in dollars, equipment and personnel, needless to say withought endangering the lives of our fighting men and women. Karzai now wants peace and possibly a coalition with the Taliban, so he can remain president for a few more years. The bit of democratic structure and the economic improvements we might have helped in building, will gradually disintigrate, because the mullahs will drag the country back to where it was twenty years ago. I say 'hurry with the withdrawal.' When will we understand that we cannot transform a tribal and mountainous nation into a democracy a la US. As our own democracy is working lately, do we even want to export it.

    June 20, 2011 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |