WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the Obama administration is taking an unnecessary risk in drawing down the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Appearing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," the senator said none of the U.S. military commanders has recommended the drawdown.
President Barack Obama has ordered a troop reduction of 10,000 by the end of the year and another 23,000 by September 2012.
The U.S. administration sent more than 30,000 extra troops in a bid to pacify areas in the Taliban's southern heartland and other dangerous areas. U.S. military officials have predicted more tough fighting through the summer as the Taliban try to regain territory they have lost.
McCain is on a tour of Afghanistan and spoke from Kabul.
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