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Afghans on their own after '16, Obama says

He outlines drawdown till final combat exit

Posted: May 28, 2014 at 5:52 a.m.

President Barack Obama heads to the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday to address the future of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Americans have learned that it’s harder to end wars than it is to begin them,” he said. “Yet this is how wars end in the 21st century.”

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he plans to greatly reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan by the end of the year and withdraw the last combat troops by the end of 2016, declaring that "it's time to turn the page on a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."

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