29 Nov '12, 11pm

US Senate votes 62-33 (non-binding) for quicker withdrawal from #Afghanistan

US Senate votes 62-33 (non-binding) for quicker withdrawal from #Afghanistan

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/11/ap-senate-backs-quicker-afghanistan-withdrawal-112912/ Senate backs quicker Afghanistan withdrawal By Donna Cassata - Associated Press Posted : Thursday Nov 29, 2012 17:25:35 EST WASHINGTON — Reflecting a war-weary nation, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday for an accelerated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan after more than a decade of fighting. The strong bipartisan vote of 62-33 sends a clear message to President Obama and the military as they engage in high-stakes talks about the pace of drawing down the 68,000 U.S. troops, with a White House announcement expected within weeks. Although the vote was on a nonbinding amendment to a defense policy bill, its significance could not be discounted amid the current discussions. Thirteen Republicans, including Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, the top GOP lawmaker on the ...

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