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  1. Obama's pragmatism, convictions collide in two warsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Victorville Daily Press

    First, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he would freeze U.S. troop withdrawals in Afghanistan, acknowledging that Afghan forces still lack the firepower and training to hold off the Taliban. Then on Wednesday, the Pentagon said it had begun dropping bombs in support of a stalled Iraqi offensive in Tikrit, edging the United States deeper into Iraq's largely sectarian war.

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  2. Afghans rediscover the Kabuliwalas of KolkataRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Peninsula

    Afghans have travelled to India for centuries but it was in the 19th century that they were given a romantic, and lasting identity. This link was set into history when the iconic Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore penned his story about the "Kabuliwala," or man from Kabul, recording the presence of a community of Afghans who had made a second home in Kolkata, in present-day West Bengal.

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  3. Obama's pragmatism, convictions collide in two warsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | SouthCoastToday.com

    First, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he would freeze U.S. troop withdrawals in Afghanistan, acknowledging that Afghan forces still lack the firepower and training to hold off the Taliban. Then on Wednesday, the Pentagon said it had begun dropping bombs in support of a stalled Iraqi offensive in Tikrit, edging the United States deeper into Iraq's largely sectarian war.

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  4. Strengthening the Partnership of the US and AfganistanRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Scoop

    During the historic visit to Washington of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah from March 22 to 25, 2015, U.S. and Afghan officials have reviewed the achievements of the last 13 years and discussed the actions each country needs to take to ensure that the social, economic, security, and human rights gains made over that period are sustained and advanced. Secretary of State John Kerry -- joined by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, and other senior U.S. officials -- held strategic dialogue sessions at Camp David with President Ghani and the Afghan delegation on March 23 to discuss a broad range of bilateral issues.

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  5. Obamaa s pragmatism, convictions collide in his handling of two warsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Washington Post

    First, on Tuesday, President Obama said he would freeze U.S. troop withdrawals in Afghanistan, acknowledging that Afghan forces still lack the firepower and training to hold off the Taliban. Then on Wednesday, the Pentagon said it had begun dropping bombs in support of a stalled Iraqi offensive in Tikrit, edging the United States deeper into Iraq's largely sectarian war.

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  6. Taliban vows to fight on in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Sydney Morning Herald

    US President Barack Obama's decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts, the Taliban says. Obama on Tuesday reversed plans to withdraw 5000 US troops from Afghanistan this year, an overture to the country's new reform-minded leader, President Ashraf Ghani.

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  7. Obama puts US troop drawdown in Afghanistan on holdRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Newkerala.com

    US President Barack Obama has announced no drawdown of the current 9,800 US troops stationed in Afghanistan will occur through the end of 2015. Noting that Afghanistan "remains a dangerous place," Obama said on Tuesday in a joint press conference with visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that given the upcoming spring war season with Afghan militants, it is worthwhile to grant flexibility requested by Ghani in terms of the US drawdown timeline, Xinhua reported.

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  8. US to delay troop pullout from AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Al Jazeera

    President Barack Obama decides to maintain force of 9,800 through end of 2015 and stick to 2017 exit plan. US President Barack Obama has granted Afghan requests to slow the withdrawal of US troops from the country and said he would maintain a force of 9,800 through the end of 2015 while sticking to a 2017 exit plan.

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  9. Obama says no drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan this yearRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Xinhuanet

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that no reduction of the current 9,800 U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan will occur through the end of 2015. Noting that Afghanistan "remains a dangerous place", Obama said at a joint press conference with visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that given the upcoming spring offensive season with Afghan militants, it is worthwhile to grant flexibility requested by Ghani in terms of the U.S. drawdown timeline.

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  10. U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    The United States will maintain its current 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday after President Barack Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. "Based on President Ghani's request for flexibility in the U.S. drawdown timeline, the U.S. will maintain its current posture of 9,800 troops through the end of 2015," the White House said.

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  11. Obama Announces Slowdown of Troop Withdrawal from AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | KRVN-AM Lexington

    While Obama is sticking to his goal to end the war by the end of 2016, he said the U.S. will now leave more troops in place over the next several months than was previously expected, citing a request by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. "America's combat mission in Afghanistan may be over but our commitment to the Afghan people, that will endure," Obama said.

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  12. US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through end 2015: White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Straits Times

    US President Barack Obama meets Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 24, 2015. The United States will maintain its current 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday, after President Barack Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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  13. Former Obama ambassadors against a full Afghan troop withdrawal in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Washington Post

    As President Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met in Washington on Tuesday, a bipartisan group of 23 former Clinton, Bush and even Obama administration ambassadors, diplomats, State Department and White House officials sent an unusual "open letter" to Obama urging that he extend the stay of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The signatories include folks like: former White House national security advisers Sandy Berger and Steve Hadley ; former Obama ambassadors to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, James Cunningham and his former special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman.

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  14. Obama To Slow Down Troop Withdrawal From AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Weekday Magazine

    Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. President Barack Obama address a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 24. President Barack Obama says the U.S. will slow down its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and maintain its current number of 9,800 troops until the end of the year. Washington had originally planned to cut the number of troops to some 5,500 by the end of the 2015.

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  15. Obama Shifts Plan to Withdraw U.S. Forces from Afghanistan, Doubling 2015 CommitmentRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | US News & World Report

    The White House ceded to a request from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani amid Taliban violence and the threat from ISIS. President Barack Obama looks on as Afghan President Ashram Ghani speaks at the White House on Tuesday.

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  16. Strengthening the Strategic Partnership of the United States and AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | State Department

    During the historic visit to Washington of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah from March 22 to 25, 2015, U.S. and Afghan officials have reviewed the achievements of the last 13 years and discussed the actions each country needs to take to ensure that the social, economic, security, and human rights gains made over that period are sustained and advanced. Secretary of State John Kerry -- joined by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, and other senior U.S. officials -- held strategic dialogue sessions at Camp David with President Ghani and the Afghan delegation on March 23 to discuss a broad range of bilateral issues.

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  17. Obama to maintain Afghanistan troop levels through end of 2015Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Washington Times

    President Obama has slowed his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and will maintain current force levels through the end of this year, the White House announced Tuesday afternoon. There are about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan .

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  18. U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through end 2015-White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | AlertNet

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  19. White House announces pause in US troop drawdown from AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Fox News

    President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year, hitting pause on the scheduled drawdown after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced security concerns. The president announced the move in a joint press conference with Ghani.

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  20. In the Loop: Former Obama ambassadors against a full Afghan troop withdrawal in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Washington Post

    As President Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met in Washington on Tuesday, a bipartisan group of 23 former Clinton, Bush and even Obama administration ambassadors, diplomats, State Department and White House officials sent an unusual "open letter" to Obama urging that he extend the stay of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The signatories include folks like: former White House national security advisers Sandy Berger and Steve Hadley ; former Obama ambassadors to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, James Cunningham and his former special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman.

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