American troops stationed across Afghanistan will stay there for now. That was the announcement from President Obama, speaking from the White House Thursday morning.
He said Afghan forces are "fully responsible for securing their country" but US troops are still needed for training and support.
The US was slowly removing troops from Afghanistan until Pres. Obama paused the drawdown earlier this year. Now, about 9,800 American troops will remain in the country through 2016.
Patrick Tucker, a reporter for Defense One, joined Take Two to talk about it.
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