Friday, May 31, 2013

A Look At The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Drawdown -- Al Jazeera

As the US draws back its combat forces from Afghanistan, what will they leave behind?

By 2014, in line with a pledge made by President Barack Obama, the US aims to have withdrawn all its combat troops from Afghanistan.

Indeed, quietly and unobtrusively, that process has already begun. As units come to the end of their tour of duty they are not being replaced, military hardware is being packed into containers and trucks ready for the long trip home and responsibility for the country’s security is gradually being handed over to units of the Afghan army and police.

People & Power has been tracking the countdown to the withdrawal through an occasional series of films on the latter days of the Nato coalition’s long ground war against the Taliban.

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WNU Editor: An Al jazeera documentary on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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