Sunday Aug 21, 201112:43 PM GMT
Americans favor Afghan pullout: Poll
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:27PM
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A recent poll shows that a majority of Americans want US troops back from Afghanistan before the 2014 deadline despite new reports which indicate a deal to keep them in the war-torn country until 2024.

According to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, very few Americans think the US has a clearly defined mission in Afghanistan, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday.

He added that only 22 percent of Americans have stated that there is a clearly defined mission, and 59 percent want troops to come home immediately or within a year.

Another recent poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News showed that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting.

Reports say that Washington plans to engage in talks with Kabul in September to maintain thousands of American forces in the country until at least 2024.

This is while US President Barack Obama had pledged a major drawdown from Afghanistan by July 2011. Experts have described the new transition dates as a devastating truth for Americans.

About 150,000 NATO troops are currently stationed in Afghanistan with plans to stay in the country beyond 2014.

According to the website, More than 2,684 US-led soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001.

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