September 13, 2005

OVER OVER THERE:

U.S. May Start Pulling Out of Afghanistan Next Spring (ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID S. CLOUD, 9/14/05, NY Times)

Senior Pentagon and military officials are discussing a proposal to cut American troop levels in Afghanistan by as much as 20 percent next spring, the largest withdrawal since the Taliban were ousted in late 2001.

The troops would be replaced by NATO soldiers, who now oversee security and reconstruction missions in northern and western Afghanistan and are to take over an American command in the south next spring. American troops have been taxed by lengthy deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Pentagon officials have sought to replace them with indigenous or allied troops.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2005 8:59 PM
Comments

. . . followed by withdrawal from Germany and South Korea.

Posted by: obc at September 13, 2005 9:34 PM
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