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1. President Obama unveiled his plan to start bringing US troops home from Afghanistan. How many troops will come home by the end of this year?

Mr. Obama vowed to bring home 10,000 of the 33,000 "surge" troops. All 33,000 will be gone by Sept. 2012, he said. Balancing the budget is a consideration: It costs the United States about $1 million a year to keep a soldier in Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama vowed to bring home 10,000 of the 33,000 "surge" troops. All 33,000 will be gone by Sept. 2012, he said. Balancing the budget is a consideration: It costs the United States about $1 million a year to keep a soldier in Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama vowed to bring home 10,000 of the 33,000 "surge" troops. All 33,000 will be gone by Sept. 2012, he said. Balancing the budget is a consideration: It costs the United States about $1 million a year to keep a soldier in Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama vowed to bring home 10,000 of the 33,000 "surge" troops. All 33,000 will be gone by Sept. 2012, he said. Balancing the budget is a consideration: It costs the United States about $1 million a year to keep a soldier in Afghanistan.

5,000

 

10,000

 

33,000

 

100,000

 
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