U.S. Troops to Stay in Afghanistan


afghanistanA senior adviser to President Obama said Afghanistan’s newly sworn-in president will sign a deal to allow U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan. John Podesta said Monday in Kabul that President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai would sign an agreement Tuesday to allow U.S. troops to stay on after the official international combat mission ends Dec. 31. Approximately 10,000 U.S. troops would be permitted to remain in Afghanistan.

Ghani’s predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had distanced himself from the U.S. and resisted having American troops stationed there. Read more at AP.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


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