May 27, 2014

Why Obama Is Leaving 10,000 in Afghanistan

Michael Crowley, Time

The Associated Press

By choosing to leave almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after the formal end of American combat operations later this year, President Barack Obama made a choice between two imperatives.

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