Agence France-Presse
July 28, 2010

US lawmakers opposed to the Afghan war, emboldened by a huge leak of military files on the conflict, pushed Tuesday for pulling US forces from Pakistan in a blunt challenge to President Barack Obama.

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The House of Representatives was expected to vote on both an emergency spending bill to pay for Obama’s strategy to turn around the faltering Afghan campaign and on a measure calling for a withdrawal under a Vietnam-era law.

“Wake Up America. WikiLeaks’ release of secret war documents gave us 92,000 reasons to end the wars. Pick one,” Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich, author of the Pakistan measure, said as debate began.

But as the US Army announced it had launched a criminal investigation into the affair Tuesday, Representative Buck McKeon, top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, invoked US forces on the frontlines.

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