President Obama announces Thursday he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. From left: Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Vice President Joe Biden.
President Obama announces Thursday he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. From left: Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Vice President Joe Biden. Ron Sachs Sipa USA
President Obama announces Thursday he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. From left: Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Vice President Joe Biden. Ron Sachs Sipa USA

A smart about-face on pullout from Afghanistan

October 17, 2015 03:44 AM