CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr is reporting President Obama's drawdown plan would result in 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces being withdrawn by the end of 2012:
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is expected to announce a plan that would result in the 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces being withdrawn completely from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, an administration official told CNN.
This comes ahead of the president's expected speech on the Afghanistan troop drawdown on Wednesday.
The time-frame would give U.S. commanders another two "fighting" seasons with the bulk of U.S. forces still available for combat operations.
Of course, we'll have to wait for tomorrow for the actual timetable of how many troops when.