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U.S. House rejects quick drawdown from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has overwhelmingly rejected a resolution calling for President Barack Obama to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan by year's end.

The vote was 321-93 with one member voting present on Thursday.

In a show of bipartisanship on national security, Republicans and Democrats had warned that passage of the measure would have dire consequences in the fight against terrorism and put the U.S. at risk of another 9/11 attack.

Proponents of the resolution had argued that in a time of soaring deficits, the nation couldn't afford investing money in a nation led by a corrupt government in Kabul. They also called the war unwinnable.

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