Obama Announces US Soldiers WillStay in Afghanistan Through 2017

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The US Has Been Engaged in the War in Afghanistan Since 2001.

President Barack Obama has halted the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.  Instead the US will keep thousands of through the end of his term. This prolongs the end of a war that the US has already been involved in for 14 years.

President Obama said in a statement from the Roosevelt Room that, while he strongly opposed the idea of an “endless war”, the presence of US troops in the nation is vital.  “I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as a safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again.”

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