Transcript for President Obama Promises End of War in Afghanistan in 2014
Tonight we stand united in saluting the troops and civilians who sacrificed every -- 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. It over the next year another 34000. American troops will come home from Afghanistan. This draw down will continue -- by the end of next year. Our war in Afghanistan. Will be over. Beyond Tony fourteen. America's commitment to a unified and sovereign Afghanistan. Will ignore. But the nature of our commitment will change. We're negotiating an agreement with the Afghan government the focuses on two missions. Training and equipping Afghan forces -- in the country does not again slip into chaos. And counterterrorism efforts that allow us to pursue the remnants of al-Qaeda and their affiliates.
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