Obama Slowing Down The Plans to Draw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan Afghanistan

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Published on 15 Oct 2015, 11:45
President Barack Obama is set to announce on Thursday that he will slow plans to draw down U.S. troops from Afghanistan and instead keep the current force of 9,800 through most of 2016 before beginning to trim levels, senior administration officials said.Obama had aimed to withdraw all but a small U.S.-embassy based force at Kabul before leaving office in January 2017.Senior U.S. administration officials said, the decision comes after months of deliberations between Obama, Afghan leaders, Pentagon officials, commanders in the field and White House advisers about how best to continue to support Afghan forces.

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