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Obama: 8,400 U.S. Troops to Stay in Afghanistan

Posted July 6th, 2016 at 3:54 pm (UTC-4)
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Describing the situation in Afghanistan as “precarious,” President Barack Obama announced that approximately 8,400 troops will remain there through the rest of his term in office. Original plans were to draw the troop level down to 5,500 troops by the end of 2016. But Obama noted the Taliban remains a threat and in some cases, “gained ground.”

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