President Obama on the Way ahead in Afghanistan

Tonight, President Obama addressed the nation from the East Room of the White House about the way ahead in Afghanistan and his plan to take away 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and a total of 33,000 by next summer.

The President reflected on the difficult choice he made in December of 2009 to order 30,000 additional troops into Afghanistan, and keeping his promise to begin the drawdown of troops this summer: