WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama has a new plan in the works to remove all combat troops from Afghanistan.
The president says it’s time for Afghan autonomy.
Right now there’s 32,000 U.S. troops spread throughout the country. President Obama has called for a reduction to 9,900 by the end of this year. At the end of 2015, roughly half that.
Then by the end of 2016 a complete pullout, except for some security and embassy personnel.
This major announcement comes on the heels of the president’s surprise trip to visit troops in Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend, where he promised to end all combat operations by the end of 2014.
We can only imagine how the families of those troops must be feeling knowing that their brave loved ones are headed home soon.