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Military and civilian advisers inside the White House are at odds over how many troops should come out of Afghanistan starting in July, the Washington Post has reported.

In 2010, the U.S. sent 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to try to regain the initiative from the Taliban. The U.S. military will start withdrawing troops in July, but the pace of the drawdown will be dictated by security conditions on the ground.

Military officials only want to pull out a small number of troops, but Obama has made clear he wants a more significant drawdown, so the National Security Council might set a date by which all surge forces have to be withdrawn, according to the Washington Post.

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