Obama to announce plans for Afghan drawdown 

President Obama on Wednesday will lay out his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan in an address to the nation from the White House. 

Obama's speech, scheduled for 8 p.m., will outline the speed and scope of the drawdown that the president pledged to start by July 2011. The president will travel to Fort Drum in New York the following day.

Gen. David Patraeus has advised the president against drawing down American forces in Afghanistan until fall.

 

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