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Thu Oct 15, 2015, 10:18 AM

Obama to again delay Afghanistan drawdown

Source: CNN

President Barack Obama will announce Thursday that U.S. forces will remain in Afghanistan at their current levels throughout much of 2016, marking yet another delay in the administration's plans for completing its withdrawal from the 14-year conflict.

He is scheduled to give a public statement addressing the decision at 11 a.m. from the Roosevelt Room in the White House.

The decision to maintain 9,800 troops in Afghanistan until nearly the end of Obama's time in office comes after months of discussions with Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, and the nation's CEO, Abdullah Abdullah, senior administration officials said Wednesday night. Obama also consulted with U.S. military commanders on the ground in Afghanistan as well as his entire national security team, officials added.

According to the new White House plan, the number of U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan would drop to 5,500 by early 2017, as Obama prepares to leave office. At that point, U.S. forces would be based in the Afghan capital of Kabul, as well as in military installations in Bagram, Jalalabad and Kandahar.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/15/politics/afghanistan-troops-obama/index.html

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Freddie Stubbs Oct 2015 OP
Vincardog Oct 2015 #1
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EX500rider Nov 2015 #6
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1000words Nov 2015 #4
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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:19 PM

1. That pipeline isn't going to defend itself.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 03:24 PM

3. Which pipeline needs to be defended?

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 04:38 PM

6. "Which pipeline needs to be defended?" The imaginary one...

You know, 'cause EVERYTHING has to be about oil!!

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 12:09 AM

2. well isn't that special

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Response to 1000words (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 03:29 PM

5. President Obama is rational enough to change his mind when facts change

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 04:50 PM

7. Which facts?

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