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Old 06-21-2011, 01:43 AM
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President Barack Obama will announce the critical next steps in America's decade-long war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, outlining both a plan to start bringing thousands of U.S. troops home next month and a broader withdrawal blueprint aimed at giving Afghans control of their own security in 2014.

But even as Obama finalizes those plans, there are divisions in his administration, with military leaders favoring only a gradual reduction in troops but other advisers advocating a significant decrease in the coming months.

Administration officials say Obama is still working through the details on how many troops will start leaving Afghanistan in July, his self-imposed deadline for beginning the drawdown. He is considering a range of options presented to him last week by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan.

"He's finalizing his decision. He's reviewing his options," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
Expect articles Thursday with the military pissed and the political "advisors" doing their Diane Chambers impersonations...
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Can I add this to yours redd? ...

I got this from Yahoo up to 10,000 troops, but far to little IMHO...

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AP Source: Troop cut this year likely near 10,000

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer – 1 hr 3 mins ago


WASHINGTON – A senior U.S. defense official says the troop withdrawal to be announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama is likely to total two brigades this year, or roughly 5,000 troops this summer and another 5,000 by year's end.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Obama has yet to announce his decision.

Also to be decided is a timetable for bringing home the 20,000 other troops Obama ordered to Afghanistan as part of his December 2009 decision to send reinforcements to reverse the Taliban's battlefield momentum.

The Pentagon has argued for keeping as much combat power in Afghanistan for as long as possible in order to keep up pressure on the Taliban as efforts are made to draw their leaders into serious peace negotiations as early as this winter.
AP Source: Troop cut this year likely near 10,000 - Yahoo! News

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Just to let others know as many don't bother with my threads on Afghan, Iraq and Pakistan,,

That I am about to post the latest news out on Obama's troop with-drawl which if true will make me very happy.

See the last post in a minute or two: http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/his...nistan-39.html
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