Obama set to give Afghan speech Wednesday evening

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 1:27 PM
Obama set to give Afghan speech Wednesday evening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on Wednesday evening on his plan to pull back U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the White House said on Tuesday.

"At 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 22nd, the President will address the nation from the White House to lay out his plan for implementing his strategy -- first unveiled in December 2009 -- to draw down American troops from Afghanistan," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Steve Holland, Editing by Will Dunham)