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3 years 5 months ago

Obama to bring home 33,000 troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 10,000 troops will come home from Afghanistan by the end of this year as the U.S.mission shifts from combat to support after nearly 10 years of war. The president said a total of 33,000 troops would be withdrawn by next summer, as...

5 years 3 days ago

New Afghan policy "within days"

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will announce his new Afghanistan strategy "within days." The president met for two hours Monday with top advisers for the last major discussion before the announcement. Gibbs says Obama "has the information he wants and needs" to make a...

5 years 1 month ago

Obama: Afghanistan decision in 'coming weeks'

President Barack Obama says he will make his decision on new troops for Afghanistan in "the coming weeks." Obama told reporters Tuesday that decisions on the military front are important, but just one aspect of the improvements needed to the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. He said an important element is...

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