Obama Announces Plans To Keep Troops In Afghanistan Longer
President Barack Obama announced a major change from his previous plan for Afghanistan.By Samantha Crook, Kate Grumke | October 15, 2015
President Barack Obama announced Thursday the U.S. will maintain its current level of troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2016. (Video via The White House)
"The bottom line is, in key areas of the country the security situation is still very fragile, and in some areas there's risk of deterioration," said Obama.
Obama said 9,800 troops will be in Afghanistan for much of next year, and after that, rather than maintaining a normal embassy situation, 5,500 troops will remain on bases. (Video via PBS)