Wartime

Joe Biden Comments on Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

Don’t expect the war in Afghanistan to end in July 2011: “It could be as few as a couple thousand troops,” Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday of the troop drawdown scheduled to begin then. Biden acknowledged that it’s been difficult to train the Afghan army that is supposed to take over security in the country, saying "We are in the process, which is painfully slow and difficult, of training up Afghani forces in order to put them in a position they can deal with their own insurgents.”