President Obama will address the nation at 8 pm ET Wednesday night to detail his decision on how many troops to withdraw from Afghanistan.
The latest reporting, including this piece by the Associated Press, indicates Obama will say he is withdrawing 5,000 this summer and 10,000 by the end of the year. Obama will also spell out plans for bringing home the remaining 20,000 troops sent to Afghanistan last year as part of the surge – possibly bringing them out by the end of next year.
Obama will meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates separately today.
Clinton is slated to testify on Capitol Hill this week.