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In an address Wednesday night from the White House, President Obama said the sur

Obama: Surge troops to leave Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night he was pulling home 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the “surge” of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort. Said Obama to a country eager for an exit: “The tide of war is receding.”

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