Obama to Announce 10,000 Troops Out of Afghanistan by End of Year

Tonight President Obama announces in his prime time address to the nation that he will order 10,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2011 and another 23,000 out by the end of next summer, ABC News has confirmed. After months of review, the president's plan outlines the withdrawal all of the 33,000 "surge" troops that he deployed in December 2009, and committed to begin withdrawing in July. The pace and scope of the withdrawal puts Obama at odds with the recommendation of the...Full Story
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