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

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  2. Obama says no drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan this yearRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  3. U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  4. Obama Announces Slowdown of Troop Withdrawal from AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  5. US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through end 2015: White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  6. Former Obama ambassadors against a full Afghan troop withdrawal in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  7. Obama To Slow Down Troop Withdrawal From AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  8. Obama Shifts Plan to Withdraw U.S. Forces from Afghanistan, Doubling 2015 CommitmentRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  9. Strengthening the Strategic Partnership of the United States and AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  10. Obama to maintain Afghanistan troop levels through end of 2015Read the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  11. U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through end 2015-White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | AlertNet

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

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  13. In the Loop: Former Obama ambassadors against a full Afghan troop withdrawal in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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. US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through end 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Jerusalem Post

    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 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. "Based on President Ghani's request for flexibility in the US drawdown timeline, the US will maintain its current posture of 9,800 troops through the end of 2015," the White House said.

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

    Mar 24, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    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. A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after being dropped off for a mission with the Afghan police near Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan December 20, 2014.

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  16. Afghan leaders begin U.S. visit with compliments and expressions of thanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | The Day

    Camp David, Md. - The once acrimonious relationship between Washington and Kabul largely appeared to be a faded memory here on Monday, as top U.S. officials joined visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in pointing to a "revitalized partnership" and announcing their intent to fund his country's security forces through 2017.

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  17. U.S. to seek funding to ensure size of Afghan forcesRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday that the Pentagon is seeking funding to ensure Afghan troops are maintained at its targeted peak level through 2017 as a move to show U.S. commitment to strategic partnership with Afghanistan. "As one part of that commitment, today, we can announce that the Defense Department intends to seek funding for Afghan forces to sustain an end-strength of 352,000 personnel through 2017," said Carter at a joint press conference with Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

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  18. Afghan, American leaders huddleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    In a show of unity, U.S. and Afghan officials laid the groundwork Monday for new relations between the two countries, including plans to seek U.S. funding to maintain an Afghan security force of 352,000 and long-term counterterrorism efforts. Discussions over future U.S. troop levels continue as the war winds down.

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  19. Afghan students in limbo after closure of school once funded by U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    Police stand guard after a suicide bombing at a French-run high school in Kabul, Afghanistan, last year. In January, the International School of Kabul, which taught classes in English, said it was closing because of an unspecified threat.

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  20. Has the Islamic State Forced a Change in Obama Policy in Syria and Afghanistan?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | CDR Salamander

    The weekend brought two bits of news/trial-balloons that indicate that the reality of the present situation is causing the ideological desire to decouple being put under critique inside the Obama Administration's lifelines. First in Syria ; Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he still believed it was important to achieve a diplomatic solution for the conflict in Syria and that the negotiations should involve President Bashar al-Assad.

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