Obama Says He Will Keep More Troops in Afghanistan Than Planned

The president said he expected to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term. His last plan to lower the number set 5,500 as a target.


Obama Puts Off Drawdown of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The president deferred a decision to cut the deployment to 5,500 from 8,400, meaning the United States will remain militarily entangled in the country for the foreseeable future.


Obama to Keep 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan

The president deferred a decision to cut the deployment to 5,500, meaning the United States will remain militarily entangled there for the foreseeable future.