Washington (CNN) – President Obama has to announce in the coming days just how many U.S. troops will start leaving Afghanistan. Some 100,000 U.S. troops are currently there – joined by another 40,000 NATO forces. All U.S. troops are supposed to be out by the end of 2014 but some will start leaving in the coming months.
A few weeks ago, insiders had suggested to me that the president will settle on an initial pullout of 10,000 troops. Others now say it will be higher because of Osama bin Laden’s death and the staggering cost of maintaining troops there at a time of economic distress here at home.
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