Obama has announced that he is pulling out over 100,000 troops this year. That would mean within the next 6 months and possibly 200,000 by the end of the year total. England today said it would withdraw another 1000 or so troops by the end of 2012.
Poland and other nations are withdrawing troops and other nations like Canada sure as hell are not staying there if the US is leaving. The US is at war on several fronts. In the past few days, several targets in Somalia have been struck clearly by US forces, all belonging to Al Shabab. US forces are operating in Yemen, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. There are likely other theaters of operations as well against Islamics.
This leaves me with two questions.
1. What have we accomplished in Afghanistan that warrants such major troop withdrawal. Is it that they are needed somewhere else? (Hopefully Iran)
2. How many fronts can a nation be at war before it is called a ‘World War’. Whats the protocol on that, anyone know?