Barack Obama and Pentagon split on Afghanistan pullout

US president set to reject military advice by withdrawing more troops from Afghanistan

Barack Obama is set to reject the advice of the Pentagon by announcing on Wednesday night the withdrawal of up to 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by November next year, in time for the US presidential election. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Memeorandum, The Guardian (US), NewsRack (Afghanistan)
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Jun 21, 2011 - 2:25 PM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Jun 22, 2011 - 8:28 AM PDT

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Jon Mitchell
3.6
by Jon Mitchell - Jun. 22, 2011

This story concentrates more on opinions than facts about the situation, but it's informative to hear viewpoints from these various perspectives.

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Richard Riehl
3.0
by Richard Riehl - Jun. 24, 2011

The story is clearly slanted toward the military position, although there's an attempt to keep some balance. Its unsupported assumption is that combat troops will be rapidly withdrawn. It also implies the US will withdraw before completing two more seasons of war. Obama's plan allows full combat forces to be used this summer and next, focusing on fighting terrorism rather than fighting an insurgency.

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Jun. 22, 2011

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Frank Whitman
4.1
by Frank Whitman - Jun. 23, 2011

THE DECISION WAS HIS TO MAKE AND IT WAS ONE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WANTED,AND I BELIEVE IT WAS THE RIGHT ONE TO MAKE,ONLY WISH IT COULD HAVE BEEN MADE EARLIER

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