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    U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Great news!! All 33,000 are to be out by summer 2012!


    Obama announces Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan - CNN.com


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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    That number is the "surge" troops only if I read correctly.


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    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that all of the 33,000 additional U.S. forces he ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 would be home within the next 15 months.

    In a nationally televised address from the East Room of the White House, Obama said 10,000 of the so-called "surge" forces would withdraw by the end of this year, and the other 23,000 would leave Afghanistan by September 2012.




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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    There are a little more than 33000 over there



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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    We will still have a lot of people there:

    After the departure of all the surge forces, the total U.S. military deployment in Afghanistan would be just under 70,000 troops.




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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    I'm confused by this


    After the departure of all the surge forces, the total U.S. military deployment in Afghanistan would be just under 70,000 troops.



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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm confused by this


    After the departure of all the surge forces, the total U.S. military deployment in Afghanistan would be just under 70,000 troops.
    They are going back to "pre-surge" numbers of troops.




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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm confused by this


    After the departure of all the surge forces, the total U.S. military deployment in Afghanistan would be just under 70,000 troops.
    103000-33000=70000



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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Whoops, my bad. I saw it crawl across the bottom of the screen and it just said "troops all out by summer 2012".


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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    I'll believe it when I see it. Would love to not have my brother there, but he hasn't called and said anything about a timetable of him leaving the area.


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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    I wonder if this thread can make it without going into the cave...

    Highly unlikely though.

    It's a step in the right direction nonetheless, but it still is going to be rough seeing my brother in law get deployed for the fourth time to Afghanistan this fall.



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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    I wonder if this thread can make it without going into the cave...
    Doesn't really seem to be a left/right issue anymore so it will probably be ok.



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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    awesome! move Veishea back to first week of May and let them guard campustown!


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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    There are a little more than 33000 over there
    There are actually 55,000 troops over there. It talks about the other 23000 coming home in September 2012.



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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    There are actually 55,000 troops over there. It talks about the other 23000 coming home in September 2012.
    The withdrawal of 33,000 troops by next summer effectively brings home all the "surge" troops he deployed leaving roughly 70,000 behind.
    President Obama Orders Start to US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan - ABC News



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    Re: U.S. to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    There are actually 55,000 troops over there. It talks about the other 23000 coming home in September 2012.
    exactly what i was saying



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