Obama Reportedly Expands U.S. Combat Role In Afghanistan
The New York Times reports President Obama has authorized through 2015 a broader role for U.S. combat forces in Afghanistan.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 22, 2014
Combat operations were supposed to end in Afghanistan after this year. (Video via U.S. Department of Defense)
“This is the year we will conclude our combat mission in Afghanistan,” said President Obama.
But under a new authorization from President Obama, for at least another year, U.S. troops stationed there will continue offensive operations against militant groups that threaten Afghanistan's stability. (Via U.S. Department of Defense)