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Pentagon Readies Plans For Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for an “orderly withdrawal” of American troops from Afghanistan by year’s end as chances for a security agreement between the countries fade.

Obama spoke with Afghan President Hamid Karzai by phone in the morning, and the White House signaled that Karzai was still unlikely to sign a bilateral security deal before he leaves office.

The deal would give the U.S. a legal basis for keeping troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, although fewer than the 33,600 currently stationed there. As many as 100,000 troops were in the country as recently as 2010.

With Karzai soon out of power, the decision would be punted to whoever wins this April’s presidential election.

Two soldiers in the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment stand guard during a visit to an Afghan National Police outpost Tuesday near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
U.S. leaders have previously ripped Karzai for failing to sign the agreement, as well as Afghanistan's decision to release 65 Taliban prisoners.

Meanwhile, pulling out of Afghanistan requires strategic preparation. Military officials said closing a base could take 10 months. A tighter window would mean a higher cost. Without a proper plan, the last troops remaining in the country could also be at risk, officials warned.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the president’s planning is a “prudent step” for the U.S. military. Hagel plans to meet with NATO leaders in Brussels this week to talk about strategy for Afghanistan security.

— Erik Ortiz and Courtney Kube
First published February 25 2014, 10:56 AM
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A withdrawal before the end of this year will only turn Afghanistan over to the Taliban and Al-queida. Which means we, or some other country, will wind up going back there again, for pretty much the same reasons we went there in the first place.
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A withdrawal before the end of this year will only turn Afghanistan over to the Taliban and Al-queida. Which means we, or some other country, will wind up going back there again, for pretty much the same reasons we went there in the first place.
Your right but I am to old to care. We are going down one way or the other. Most likey the other if Obama has his way.

So give these men a break and some home life. And bomb the f____en Muslim world. Or make them a time machine so they can go back and find out they were never to hate another race of people.

That's how much I care.
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I understand why they would want to keep a small footprint there. Pakistan is our largest threat. The Taliban has been integrating themselves into Pakistan society to the point that the Pak government is negotiating with them. In case you are unaware Pakistan is full of nukes. A real good reason to keep some troops in the location. If for no other reason than a backup resource for CIA operatives working in the area.
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Oh cheer up. You must be hanging out with downers. Find some more positive friends.
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Your right but I am to old to care. We are going down one way or the other. Most likey the other if Obama has his way.

So give these men a break and some home life. And bomb the f____en Muslim world. Or make them a time machine so they can go back and find out they were never to hate another race of people.

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Your right but I am to old to care. We are going down one way or the other. Most likey the other if Obama has his way.

So give these men a break and some home life. And bomb the f____en Muslim world. Or make them a time machine so they can go back and find out they were never to hate another race of people.

That's how much I care.
Can't really argue. We are now in post constitutional rule, which has been coming for decades. However, even in these times troops will still be shipped out to foreign countries so that they can 'defend the constitution', a document this administration is doing its best to turn into a completely dead letter.
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Can't really argue. We are now in post constitutional rule, which has been coming for decades. However, even in these times troops will still be shipped out to foreign countries so that they can 'defend the constitution', a document this administration is doing its best to turn into a completely dead letter.
Stop it! You are killing me with this Poor us stuff.
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I understand why they would want to keep a small footprint there. Pakistan is our largest threat. The Taliban has been integrating themselves into Pakistan society to the point that the Pak government is negotiating with them. In case you are unaware Pakistan is full of nukes. A real good reason to keep some troops in the location. If for no other reason than a backup resource for CIA operatives working in the area.
Yes, but first let the Kenyan cut our troops to the bone, and then he can send a small force over to Afghanistan so they can win the hearts and minds of the Muslim idiots there.
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