Senate votes to accelerate withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
The 62-33 vote on Thursday reflected America's war-weariness after more than a decade of fighting.
According to Fox News, although the vote was for a non-binding amendment to the defense bill, it sent a strong signal about the ongoing conflict.
Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon sponsored the measure, the report said.
It also set the stage for a fight with the House, which passed a bill in May that called for President Barack Obama to maintain a force of at least 68,000 troops through the end of 2014, the report added.