Obama to Announce the Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan in One Year

Reuters and other news outlets have announced that President Obama will announce that in early 2014, the United States will be removing 34,000 troops from Afghanistan.  Previous estimates had been that 3-9,000 troops would be removed from Afghanistan; however, this considerably larger figure is a big step in the right direction for the United States.  No more details have been announced, but be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this situation.