Obama to Soon Decide on Drawdown of Troops from Afghanistan:WH

From Lalit K Jha

Washington, Jun 7 (PTI) US President Barack Obama will soon make a decision on drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, the White House has said.

But he is yet to receive the recommendation from his top US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus, a presidential spokesman said.

"That(drawdown of troops) will obviously be a decision he makes relatively soon in keeping with the commitment he made when he announced his Af-Pak strategy back in December of 2009, that a drawdown would begin in July of 2011," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters.

Obama is yet to make a decision on the numbers.

"We have always said that it would be real. There were skeptics who suggested at the time when President announced his policy that the July 2011 date for the beginning of a drawdown was not real. It will, in fact, begin then," he said.


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