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Sarkozy To Model Afghan Withdrawal After Obama Schedule

June 24 2011


France has indicated it will begin a phased drawdown next month of its 4,000 deployed soldiers, the New York Times reports.

President Nicolas Sarkozy set no timetable or numbers for the withdrawals, saying they would follow a schedule similar to that of the United States.

The French announcement came barely 12 hours after President Obama's televised address from the White House. The decision was reportedly made following a Wednesday telephone discussion between Obama and...

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