Obama: Nation's Longest War in Afghanistan Will Continue 3 More Years
Interview with Anna Berlinrut, organizer with Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris
In a nationally televised address on June 22, President Obama announced he would withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. That represents one-third of the 33,000 additional soldiers he ordered deployed to Afghanistan in December 2009. Obama also told the nation that the remaining 23,000 surge-troops would return to the U.S. by September 2012, with the remaining 70,000 to be withdrawn in 2014.