President Obama's Afghan withdrawal speech in full
President Obama has announced the withdrawal of 10,000 US troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and the return home of a further 23,000 by summer next year.
It will mean a quicker than expected conclusion to the "surge" he sent to the country at the end of 2009, against Pentagon advice to withdraw forces more slowly.
23 Jun 2011
- From the section US & Canada