American Troops Will Leave Afghanistan by 2017
A White House representative reported on Wednesday that U.S. Army would not stay in Afghanistan for eighth more years. Meanwhile next week the U.S. President Barack Obama is going to explain to Americans why he intends to enlarge the U.S. military presence in that country.
After months of speculation and criticism from the Republican Party, which insisted that it was taking him too long to decide about his strategy in Afghanistan, Obama is now going to give a speech for the American people in which he will explain his new military strategy in Afghanistan.
It is quite unlikely that Obama is going to announce the time-frame within which the troops will be withdrawn out of the country. However, Robert Gibbs, who represents the White House, said: “We have been making efforts in Afghanistan for nine years now. And we are not going to spend eight or nine years more there. Our time there will be limited. So it is very important that people understand it.”