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About 8,400 US Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Next Year: Obama | Military.com

About 8,400 US Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Next Year: Obama | Military.com

President Barack Obama gave up Wednesday on ending the war in Afghanistan during his term in office and said that at least 8.400 U.S. troops will still be on the ground for the next occupant of the White House to command.

With the Taliban resurgent under a new leader, and the Afghan army struggling to make headway, Obama bowed to the recommendations of his generals to shore up the Kabul government with a continuing U.S. and NATO presence along with billions in additional funding.

Source: About 8,400 US Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Next Year: Obama | Military.com