Gibbs: War review won't change withdrawl plans
December 14th, 2010
03:03 PM ET

Gibbs: War review won't change withdrawl plans

By the CNN Wire Staff
WASHINGTON (CNN) -  A review of the war in Afghanistan coming out this week won't change current plans to start withdrawing some U.S. troops in July, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs indicated Tuesday.

"The view is that our transition can begin - the conditions-based transition of our added forces - in July 2011," Gibbs said of the planned withdrawal of some of the additional forces ordered to Afghanistan a year ago by President Barack Obama.

Gibbs spoke to reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting involving Obama
and all of his senior Cabinet and military advisers to go over the upcoming
review. Obama will make a public statement about the review on Thursday, Gibbs said.

Topics: Afghanistan • Pakistan • President Obama • The News

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