HUFFINGTON POST
02/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Due To Obama, Pentagon Planning Faster Iraq Withdrawal

WASHINGTON -- Military commanders are drawing up plans for a faster withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in anticipation that President-elect Barack Obama will reject current proposals as too slow, Pentagon and military officials said Wednesday.

The new plans would provide alternatives to a timetable drawn up by the top American commanders for Iraq to bring troops home more slowly than Mr. Obama promised during his presidential campaign. Those plans were described to Mr. Obama last month.

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