Panetta works on post-2014 Afghan troop plan, and comes OutFront with Erin Burnett
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - DECEMBER 12: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, second from right speaks before a dinner with commander at International Security Assistance Force headquarters on December 12, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Defense Secretary is expected to meet with troops to thank them for their service. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)
December 12th, 2012
05:13 PM ET

Panetta works on post-2014 Afghan troop plan, and comes OutFront with Erin Burnett

More than 20,000 American troops are set to leave Afghanistan by 2014. The Afghan war has left more than 2,000 Americans dead and 18,000 wounded. Was the mission accomplished? Was the sacrifice worth it?

CNN's Erin Burnett reports from LIVE from Kabul on the future of Afghanistan on Thursday, December 13th. Burnett sat down with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is in Afghanistan meeting with American commanders on the U.S. troop presence in the country after 2014.

Pentagon, White House planning on post-2014 U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan

Panetta told reporters Wednesday that President Barack Obama will make a decision on how many troops will remain in Afghanistan after the American combat mission ends in the region.

Burnett talks Secretary Panetta about troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and whether the Afghans can protect themselves and what were the gains from the mission.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7pm and 11pm ET on CNN, Thursday, December 13, 2012 for the interview with Secretary Leon Panetta.

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