November 9th, 2010
04:35 PM ET

U.S. official: December review to help set 'pace' of Afghan transition

By Adam S. Levine, CNN

Washington (CNN) - An upcoming December review of Afghanistan strategy will help the president determine the "path" and "pace" of the U.S. drawdown of troops and transition of territory to the Afghan government next July, according to a senior administration official. The approximately 70-page classified review is being prepared to assess progress one year after President Barack Obama announced he was adding 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan. At the time, the president said that by July 2011 the United States will begin pulling some troops out depending on the conditions.

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