The Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2011
Publié le :
23 juin 2011
David S. Cloud and Christi Parsons
"Reporting from Washington Declaring that the "tide of war is receding," President Obama
ordered a rapid withdrawal of the 33,000 "surge" troops he sent to Afghanistan
and charted a path toward ending large-scale U.S. combat operations in Central Asia.
"In a nationally televised address Wednesday evening, Obama took care to emphasize what he sees as the successes of the last two years in Afghanistan, saying he was beginning to draw down the number of U.S. troops "from a position of strength" after an intensive counterinsurgency effort.
""We have put Al Qaeda
on a path to defeat," he said, prominently citing the killing of the terrorist network's leader, Osama bin Laden