Obama Finds He Can’t Escape Afghan War He Once Vowed to End

  • U.S. to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan at end of 2016
  • Taliban momentum means security is ‘precarious,’ Obama says

Obama to Leave 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama, who once promised to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan within 16 months of taking office, acknowledged on Wednesday that his successor will instead have to resolve America’s longest armed conflict.

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