2011 Beginning of Withdrawals

Kunar Province

President Obama announced in June the beginning of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 10,000 troops would be withdrawn in 2011 and an additional 23,000 were scheduled to be withdrawn in 2012. Others NATO members followed suit. In November 2011 NATO troops accidentally attacked Pakistani troops which impacted NATO relation with Pakistan. The US captured and killed Osama Bin Ladin in May of 2011.