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    Exclusive: Obama's Secret Afghan Exit Formula

    Exclusive: Obama's Secret Afghan Exit Formula

    Obama is keeping under wraps a hush-hush plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan—and he hopes it will satisfy those pushing for a quick exit and the diehards determined to stay the course, Leslie H. Gelb reports exclusively.

    By July 15, President Obama will unveil a plan to reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan by upward of 30,000, but to withdraw them slowly under military guidance over 12 to 18 months, according to administration officials.

    In sum, the quick exiters get the big 30,000 or so number, and the die-harders get one last year-plus at near full strength to weaken the Taliban. Ain’t democracy grand? Officials caution that since no announcement will be made for almost a month, and since Obama is still being battered from all sides, the projected withdrawal total and end dates could change somewhat. No one, not even Obama’s most intimate national-security aides—Tom Donilon, Denis McDonough, and Ben Rhodes—can be certain of their boss’ final calculations, but key officials feel confident that the president’s secret thinking will generally hold.
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    glad to hear that withdrawing troops is more than likely going to happen.
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    I'm glad to hear that these wars are ending. It's sad that the president was put in a no win situation in the first place. No matter what he does someone (more than likely from this website) will have something stupid to say about his hadling of these wars that he inherited.
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    IMHO Look at when the plan is "suppose" to happen....just so happens to be in the middle of the elections...thats interesting all by its self

    There is no way that we can pull all of the troops that fast. Yes its going to be great knowing that I will not deploy once in every 3 years but the less people we have over there the easier it will be for the Taliban to overrun the bases in which we built up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by armyatc22 View Post
    <---been deployed 3 times

    imho look at when the plan is "suppose" to happen....just so happens to be in the middle of the elections...thats interesting all by its self

    there is no way that we can pull all of the troops that fast. Yes its going to be great knowing that i will not deploy once in every 3 years but the less people we have over there the easier it will be for the taliban to overrun the bases in which we built up...

    We are still in korea, bosnia, kosovo, germany, and iraq and will be for a long time
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    Quote Originally Posted by armyatc22 View Post
    <---been deployed 3 times

    imho look at when the plan is "suppose" to happen....just so happens to be in the middle of the elections...thats interesting all by its self

    there is no way that we can pull all of the troops that fast. Yes its going to be great knowing that i will not deploy once in every 3 years but the less people we have over there the easier it will be for the taliban to overrun the bases in which we built up...

    We are still in korea, bosnia, kosovo, germany, and iraq and will be for a long time
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrveggieman View Post
    i'm glad to hear that these wars are ending. It's sad that the president was put in a no win situation in the first place. No matter what he does someone (more than likely from this website) will have something stupid to say about his hadling of these wars that he inherited.
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    Words and propaganda, I want to see actions not hear words from a politician.

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