Kerry: Obama to announce Afghanistan troop plans shortly

By REUTERS
May 14, 2013 15:27

STOCKHOLM - US President Barack Obama will announce in the next few weeks how many combat troops the United States will leave in Afghanistan in 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

Obama has set next year as the target for withdrawing most troops but the decision is a delicate one as sufficient forces must stay behind to train and support Afghan forces and carry out some operations.


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