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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/27/obama-plans-to-keep-800-us-troops-in-afghanistan-after-2014-official-says/

Published May 27, 2014FoxNews.com

President Obama is looking to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year, according to a senior administration official.

The president plans to address the military plans for Afghanistan on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the official, the U.S. troop presence would reduce by roughly half by the end of 2015. Nearly all of those forces are to be out by the end of 2016, as Obama finishes his second term.

The two-year plan is contingent on the Afghan government signing a bilateral security agreement with the U.S. While current Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign the agreement, U.S. officials are confident that either of the candidates seeking to replace him will give his approval.

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U.S. officials are confident that either of the candidates seeking to replace him will give his approval.

Then it seems if we can go by what usually happens when they announce they are confident......the troops will be out of Afghanistan soon.


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Then it seems if we can go by what usually happens when they announce they are confident......the troops will be out of Afghanistan soon.

Hopefully not feet first. I really distrust these bastards.
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