President Obama will keep 3,000 more troops than originally promised in Afghanistan. A letter was sent to Obama from a handful of commanders and ambassadors, urging him to continue to keep the current troops fighting overseas. Obama claimed that the majority of the focus in Afghanistan is the training of Afghan troops.
Yesterday, President Obama came forward with an announcement that has some people liking him even less than they did before. Roughly 3,000 more troops, than originally stated, will stay in Afghanistan.
The war in Afghanistan has now been ongoing for over a decade. “The Taliban remains a threat,” Obama said while having a meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Joesph Dunford, in the Roosevelt Room.
Obama will be leaving around 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan at the end of his term…