Withdrawal of U.S Troops from Afghanistan and Its Impact on Region
______________________________________________________________________________ The Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combat troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
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2011 Drawdown beginning and Plans for Responsibly Ending the Afghanistan War On 2 May 2012, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US President Barack Obama signed a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries, after the US president had arrived in Kabulas part of unannounced trip to Afghanistan on the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. The U.S.Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, officially titled the "Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America", provides the long-term framework for the relationship between Afghanistan and the United States of America after the drawdown of U.S. forces in the Afghanistan war. The Strategic Partnership Agreement went into effect on 4 July 2012 as stated by US Secretary of StateHillary Clinton who said on 8 July 2012 at the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan: "Like a number of countries represented here, the United States and Afghanistan signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement that went into effect four days ago." After the signing of the strategic partnership agreement Obama laid out his plans to end the war in Afghanistan responsibly. The plans call for 1) the removal of 23,000 US