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Decision Expected Soon On Size Of Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan

June 07 2011


The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will decide "fairly soon" on the number of American troops to withdraw from Afghanistan this July, reports Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

In December 2009, the president ordered extra U.S. forces to Afghanistan, bringing the total to 100,000 troops. Plans were also set for a July 2011 drawdown.

According to the New York Times, there have been discussions about withdrawing more than the 3,000 to 5,000 troops originally...

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