June 20th, 2011
06:52 PM ET

Source: Obama to give speech on Afghanistan drawdown Wednesday

President Barack Obama will give a speech on the United States' planned drawdown of troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday, a senior administration official said Monday.

The news came hours after White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that Obama had yet to make a final decision on the size and scope of the troop withdrawal, but would do so "soon."

An estimated 100,000 U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan, some 30,000 of which are part of a surge ordered in late 2009 in a bid to control the rising violence.

Obama has said those troops would begin coming home in July, and he recently indicated the number would be "significant."

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  1. George Patton

    I think that Obama will find another excuse to keep as many of our troops as possible in Afghanistan for some time to come, but I hope I'm wrong.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury


      June 21, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Unwilling and Unsuspecting Troop/Player

    You lied. You kidnapped, You tortured. You stalked, You Infected, You Murdered, You Are Done. Enjoy what's left. You drew first blood and we will draw last.. You're just mad that you can't do it better than our creator. 🙂 You will always play second fiddle and refuse to do what's needed to play first.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cloud Hopper

    Hey hey you you get offa my cloud!... Mmm so how do I do that? How did I even get here? You're responsible for me being here, so please show me to the exit if you want me gone. You really don't want me gone. You're a dirty lying fungus. Quit acting like you want me to go then try to keep me here. You are beyond moronic, but stupidity does not absolve you of criminality.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This is so wonderful!
    Ever since our "peace with honor" in Vietnam–not long after HAIR–my country has gone into military action and withdrawn without winning.
    Here's a flower for your gun barrel, my fellow traveler.
    Peace, Man.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dumb Draco

    Duhhhhhh...... *picks nose* hehehe I trick you! Tee hee im above the law! Tee hee

    June 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |