Woolsey said the death of Osama bin Laden means it is "exactly the right moment" to reassess U.S. national security demands, and said the constant presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has not made the U.S. more secure.

"If anything, we've emboldened the terrorists instead of defeating them," she said. "If anything, we've undermined our national security interests instead of advancing them."

Woolsey's response to the plan may mirror that of other Democrats who are likely to press for a faster drawdown of the 100,000 U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan.