THE WORLDPOST
06/06/2011 09:44 am ET Updated Aug 06, 2011

Afghanistan Pullout: Steeper Troop Reductions Considered

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's national security team is contemplating troop reductions in Afghanistan that would be steeper than those discussed even a few weeks ago, with some officials arguing that such a change is justified by the rising cost of the war and the death of Osama bin Laden, which they called new "strategic considerations."

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