US Troop Withdrawal At Halfway Mark
This year's pullout of 23,000 American troops is at the halfway point in Afghanistan.
General John Allen maintains that a significant number will leave in August and September.
He said, "There were two segments to it, phase one was the 10,000 that came out by the end of 2011. And the 23,000 are coming out now and they will be out by the end of September."
Allen cautioned against emphasizing the drawdown. The US-led coalition's campaign is continuing.
US President Barack Obama pulled out 10,000 troops last year. 23,000 are to be withdrawn by September 30th. That will leave roughly 68,000 American troops in the country.
The NATO coalition's combat mission is to end at the close of 2014, just 29 months from now.
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