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Obama orders rollback in troops from Afghanistan

Pullout to begin with 10,000 by the end of this year

By Gretel C. Kovach
Originally published 8:18 p.m., June 22, 2011, updated 7:24 a.m., June 23, 2011

President Barack Obama Wednesday announced the much-anticipated plan to begin a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the first 10,000 troops will be brought home by the end of this year.

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