First on CNN: Obama to announce 34,000 troops to come home
February 12th, 2013
08:52 AM ET
10 years ago

First on CNN: Obama to announce 34,000 troops to come home

(CNN) - In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama will announce that by this time next year, 34,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will have returned home, according to sources with knowledge of the president's speech.

The move will reduce the number of U.S. forces in the country by half.

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  1. Guest

    Great news. Now the problem is that while we waste billions on illegals and will be cutting DOD these young men and women will be leaving the service and looking for jobs. Since the dems are raising taxes and regulations which is killing job growth, there will likely be many of them standing in line next to you looking for work as the obama administration meanders along the path of debt, crisis, and insignifigance! The next few years cant go by fast enough.

    February 12, 2013 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    We should take all our troops out except spec ops and just use b52 s and drones .

    February 12, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    Bring all Call-Center jobs back home. All Manufacturing back home first.

    February 12, 2013 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  4. Sniffit

    "We should take all our troops out except spec ops and just use b52 s and drones ."

    OR...and here's a brand new idea never mentioned that just might blow your mind...we could maybe stop trying to police the entire planet for our own benefit and using our military might as an excuse for killing innocents to further the corporate imperialist agenda of the plutocrats who have purchased our government.

    February 12, 2013 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  5. Larry IN Houston

    should have never had that many there in the first place – should have brought them back long time ago – we've got no business trying to "convert" a 3rd world country that wears robes & pajamas constantly to democratic – all they know is Guns / Violence / blow up buildings / themselves / . The Karzide Gov't has been corrupt from the beginning, and as long as he's in control, that country will always be corrupt. ( Drones is the best way to go, now days ) Can't wait til 2014 mid-terms, because it will be all over with for the Repubs. (thank Heavens) Hopefully we will get another Dem in the White House in 2016 – ( Namely Hillary )

    February 12, 2013 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. much thunder.little rain

    thats great but we should of been out years ago

    February 12, 2013 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    I'm with Sniffit and Larry from Houston.

    Why does America have to be the world police?? Why are we trying to civilize uncivilized countries and people?? They've been killing one another for years. Do you think WE can make them stop. I understand this is the white male way, but what gives you the right?? It may have been easy to steal the country from the Indians and enslave a large group of people, ensure they had no rights for 100's of years, but I guarantee it won't go down like that with the middle easterners. As long as America continues to try and take over their country, they will continue to fight and kill them. Its time to let these people handle their own business and worry about America and Americans.

    February 12, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  8. GOP = Greed Over People

    OBL is sea food, we should bring our young Americans home!

    February 12, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am |