President Obama has announced the U.S. is once again delaying the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama: “I’m announcing an additional adjustment to our posture. Instead of going down to 5,500 troops by the end of this year, the United States will maintain approximately 8,400 troops in Afghanistan into next year, through the end of my administration.”
President Obama had pledged to withdraw the majority of the thousands of U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan by the end of 2015, but he has repeatedly changed this timeline. The war in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history.