Transcript for End of Troop Surge in Afghanistan
This past week here we reported on world news on that milestone for the US military the end of the surge in Afghanistan those 33000. Extra American troops sent into the country for that -- two years ago. Are now home. Answer tonight here we wanted to learn more about the families behind those faces -- here's ABC's Martha Raddatz now. 300 members of the the 82 airborne division. Marching in formation. Only two great -- moments later with the best of all possible reasons these soldiers -- Nearly three years after it began this surge of US military in Afghanistan. Is over. Yeah. Major client didn't -- Richard Allen is -- 21 year veteran of the army. This week she was welcomed home by her twin sister who Sara -- rock and her children. And first lieutenant Daniel law flirt dropped out of college turned down a good job -- joined the army after 9/11. Back after his fifth deployment. I'm certainly glad you know although it means it somebody else is over there fighting my place now. -- the surge is over the war is now there are still 68000. American troops in Afghanistan. Troops that -- -- -- will someday -- success of thirty years from now I would love to be. Sitting on -- talking immigrant children told him about Afghanistan -- people who live here anymore. And it I had a partner in that freedom but that is -- determination. That is a long way away. Martha Raddatz ABC news Washington.
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