Obama: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will keep just under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015 at the request of Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani.
Obama says Afghanistan "remains a dangerous place" and it's important to maintain security cooperation between the two countries.
Obama had planned to cut the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to about 5,500 by the end of the year.
He says a new government in Afghanistan opens a new chapter in relations between the two countries.
Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House following his first Oval Office meeting with Ghani.
Image: ABC News
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Gas restored after vehicle accident damages regulator in Ascension Parish
Deputies arrest alleged Amazon package thief in Ascension Parish
One transported after pedestrian hit on Thomas H. Delpit Drive
Virgina College's Baton Rouge campus to hold las day of classes today
NFL player from Baton Rouge buys out Burlington Coat Factory layaways