Transcript for Obama Announces Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
Tonight we stand united in saluting the troops and civilians who sacrifice every day to protect us. Because of them we can say with confidence. That America will complete its mission in Afghanistan and achieve our objective of defeating the core of all -- -- -- We -- brought home 33000 of our brave servicemen and women. This spring our forces will move into a support role. -- Afghan security forces take the lead. Tonight I can announce that over the next year -- another 34000. American troops will come home from Afghanistan. This draw down will continue and by the end of next year. Our war in Afghanistan. Will be over.
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