U.S. Pauses Drawdown In Afghanistan

By Tony Bertuca / March 24, 2015 at 3:04 PM
The White House announced Tuesday that the United States would pause its plans to reduce its current force levels in Afghanistan to 5,500 troops in 2015, opting instead to maintain 9,800 American troops through the end of the year. The announcement coincides with a visit from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who has requested that the United States continue to provide military support to his nation. "Based on President Ghani's request for flexibility in the U.S. drawdown timeline, the U.S. will...

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