Obama Seeks To Leave 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan Beyond 2014

… to protect the opium fields …

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‘If You Like US Troops In Your Country, You Can Keep Them”

 


U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama seeks to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014 (RT, May 27, 2014):

US President Barack Obama wants to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after the end of this year, a senior administration official told Reuters.

President Obama is expected to announce on Tuesday his intention to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan for training purposes after the war officially comes to a close later this year.

According to Reuters, the United States will look to maintain a force of 9,800 troops in the country – a number that will reportedly be cut in half by the end of 2015. By the end of Obama’s second term in 2016, the only troops expected to remain in Afghanistan would be those needed to preserve a “normal embassy presence.”

The remaining troops’ roles in the country would be reduced significantly as well, as they would stay behind to train Afghan troops and conduct special counter-terrorism operations.

As reported by the Associated Press, the plan hinges on both the US and Afghanistan coming to a mutual bilateral security agreement – something that has eluded American officials thus far. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign such an agreement, but unnamed US officials claim they are “confident” that whomever wins the country’s upcoming presidential election will agree to Obama’s proposal.

There are approximately 32,000 American troops currently in Afghanistan. That contingent would be cut down to fewer than 10,000 by the start of 2016, with troops stationed across the country. At the end of 2016, less than 1,000 troops are expected to stay behind.

The official announcement is expected to take place in the White House Rose Garden later on Tuesday.

1 thought on “Obama Seeks To Leave 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan Beyond 2014

  1. To spy on their neighbors.
    No wonder Karzai would not meet him, they are through being stooges of the US. The power shift is palpable, and even the Afghan leaders are getting the picture, Russia is the new world power, not the US.
    The US has bankrupted itself by enriching private corporations at public expense, and the people are fed up. The nation is hurting badly, we have no money to help our own people, and they want to give money to Israel? People are finally awake, and they are beginning to realize the US is the loser in the game…….and US citizens despise losers.

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