President Obama Reaches Decision on Bringing Troops Home

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

The nation has long been searching for the end of this war calling some loved ones over seas and into harms way. That end looks like it starts now. Reports say that President Barack Obama is to make an announcement tonight concerning withdrawal of 33,000 troops out of the war zone.

According to ABC News:

“When President Obama was contemplating a new Afghan war strategy in late 2009, he faced sharp divisions within his own administration between those recommending 40,000 or more troops and a full counterinsurgency and those advocating half as many and a focus on counterterrorism. He chose a middle road: 30,000 troops and a mix of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, or COIN, in the military lingo.”

Some government leaders are concerned about the speed of withdrawal and the time over which the move will span. The sheer fact that there will be a reduction of troops in war period, however, is likely good enough for soldiers and their families.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.

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