The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan originally scheduled for 2014 was extended through the end of this year. It’s one of the realities of the long-standing war and part of the effort to preserve hard-fought gains.
By Larisa Epatko
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to say whether he thinks the U.S. can scale back military training and advising this year as planned.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
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