Obama weighs scale of Afghanistan pullout
Amid growing doubts in Congress over the war's cost, the Obama administration begins an internal debate this week on how many troops to bring home, and when.
By Peter Nicholas and Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times
June 13, 2011
Reporting from Washington—
The Obama administration opens an internal debate this week on the size of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan amid growing doubts in Congress about the cost and purpose of the decade-long war and public pressure to bring it to a rapid end.