President Obama Announces Troop Reduction in Afghanistan
“This year, we will bring the war in Afghanistan to a responsible end.”
After more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, President Obama says the U.S. is finally finishing the mission.
Still, President Obama announced today he plans to keep around 10,000 U.S. Troops in Afghanistan after the war ends later this year.
They will stay to help fight the battle against Al-Qaeda.
All forces will return home by the end of 2016.
This two year plan is contingent on the Afghan government signing a security agreement with the U.S.
The current president has refused to sign, but Afghanistan is in the middle of an election.
Leading contenders have agreed to sign the deal.
“Starting next year, Afghans will be fully responsible for securing their country. American personnel will be in an advisory role,” said President Obama.