World Oct 15

File photo of U.S. soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan, by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Obama to keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the…

Feb 21

US may slow military exit from Afghanistan

The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said…

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