Close Obama: 30,000-plus troops leaving Afghanistan President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night he was pulling home 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the "surge" of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort. WCNC 12:32 AM. EDT June 27, 2014 JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Man charged with two Charlotte sexual assaults Storm damage repairs Couple charged after death of baby Mexico resort drowning death a mystery for Wisconsin family Community comes together after massive fire 3-year-old reunited with family Hot Truck Tragedy: KENS 5 Eyewitness News team coverage - 7/23/17 @ 10 p.m. Arrest made in Father's Day murder Hawthorne Lane bridge to close Monday Eugene Robinson previews the Panthers More Stories CMPD: Man shot during apparent robbery in south Charlotte Jul 24, 2017, 5:26 a.m. Hundreds without power after strong storms hit… Jul 23, 2017, 6:59 p.m. Man charged with sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl Jul 24, 2017, 9:53 a.m.