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June 23, 2011 8:56 am

Obama Announces Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

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LA Times – In a nationally televised address Wednesday evening President Obama ordered a rapid withdrawal of the 33,000 “surge” troops he sent to Afghanistan and charted a path toward ending large-scale U.S. combat operations in Central Asia.

“It is time to focus on nation-building here at home,” the president said. “These long wars will come to a responsible end.”

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