US troops in Afghanistan stand at 32,800 after peak of 100,000 during surge in mid-2010

  • by: LOLITA BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 25, 2014 - 3:45 PM

WASHINGTON — U.S. and British forces began launching airstrikes into Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against America. The initial strikes were aimed at Taliban troops, training camps and air defenses. By early November there were about 1,300 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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