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."FULL STORY