Obama announces Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan
June 22nd, 2011
09:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama announces Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that all the 33,000 additional U.S. forces he ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 would be home within the next 15 months.

In a nationally televised address from the East Room of the White House, Obama said 10,000 of the so-called "surge" forces would withdraw by the end of this year, and the other 23,000 would leave Afghanistan by September 2012.


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  1. obayashi

    As had been promised, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan will be drawn down, it is time to bring home our troops. Let them enjoy some Liberty and Freedom and save money for our domestic needs.

    June 22, 2011 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  2. SJC2

    The President is doing the right thing. I would expect everyone in politics to act and say just what they are saying. I would be shocked if they did not.

    June 23, 2011 07:41 am at 7:41 am |