Troops to Stay in Afghanistan Longer
Published March 6th, 2013
U.S Commanders on the ground are recommending President Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan longer then originally planned.
Under an agreement between the Afghan Government and NATO, the bulk of combat forces are supposed to be out of Afghanistan by the end of next year.
But now, the head of the United States Central Command wants 13,600 troops to stay past the deadline.
The new recommendation was announced during a senate committee hearing yesterday.
There's no word on how many service members will stay behind to train the Afghan troops.
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