Last of 33,000 Surge Troops Leave Afghanistan

Additional troops deployed by President Obama two years ago on their way home.
3:00 | 09/20/12

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There is late breaking news to report right now in for details on this developing story we go to ABC's Bill -- -- it is a benchmark moments in the war in Afghanistan tonight to spend nearly two years since president Barack Obama ordered. 33000. More troops of that country to help stop the escalating violence there well tonight. The last of those surge troops has left Afghanistan many of them. Are coming home with a promise to get almost all troops out by Tony fourteen. About 68000. Americans are left in the war zone tonight many of those of course dealing with -- whole. Of multiple deployments and the stress of so called green on blue insider attacks. In which members of the Afghan security forces in uniform have turned on US and NATO troops inside the wire in many cases. The key goal of the surge of course was to ensure the Taliban did not regain their foothold. And then make the country a safe haven for terrorists once again US military commanders. Say this strategy. Is on the right track.

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