Ghani to Address Congress After Obama Announces Slower Withdrawal

March 25, 2015 5:32 AM

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is due to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, a day after holding talks with President Barack Obama and acknowledging "much work" lies ahead in ensuring his country's security.

At a joint news conference following their meeting Tuesday in the White House, Mr. Obama announced that 9,800 U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan will stay through the end of the year, revising his earlier plans to cut that number in half.

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