President Obama has announced he will bring home 10,000 of America’s 100,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston says she’s pleased to see the withdrawals start, but doesn’t think it’s fast enough.

The war “is costing American taxpayers $10 billion each month,” Schakowsky says, and “There is little evidence that this enormous expenditure of American lives and resources has bought us added security.”

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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