WEAU | Eau Claire, Wisconsin | News, Weather, & Sports

SkyWarn13 Weather Alert: Heavy accumulations of wet snow likely for the Northern Chippewa Valley

Obama to announce 34K troops to be home in 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with President Barack Obama's State of the Union address says he will announce that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan one year from Tuesday.

That's about half the U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan. The decision marks the next phase in Obama's plans to end the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

The person who provided the information did so on condition of anonymity to discuss the drawdown before the president's announcement.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 190839461