On Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama appeared in his first presidential address since the death of Al Qaida leader, Osama Bin Laden. The Commander-in-Chief delivered a speech in which he informed the American citizens about his plan to withdraw the American troops from Afghanistan:
Starting next month, we will be able to remove 10,000 of our troop from Afghanistan by the end of this year. We will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer. Fully recovering the surge I announced at Westpoint. After this initial reduction, our troops will continue coming home at a steady pace. As Afghan security forces move into the lead. Our mission will move from combat to support. By 2014, this process of transition will be complete. The Afghan people will be responsible for their own security.
Watch: President Obama’s Address [Full]