Jul 06

Obama slows troop drawdown in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slow its troop drawdown in Afghanistan, leaving a force of 8,400 when President Barack Obama completes his term, the president announced Wednesday in a blunt acknowledgment that America will remain entangled there despite his aspirations…

Jun 10

White House expands airstrikes in Afghanistan

The decision comes as the Afghans struggle with a resurgent Taliban, particularly in the south. But the move is politically sensitive because President Barack Obama had made clear his commitment to get U.S. forces out of Afghanistan.

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