Obama expands mission in Afghanistan

November 22, 2014 7:32 AM

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President Obama has approved the expansion of the U.S. military's role in Afghanistan next year, according to media reports.

Under a classified order signed in recent weeks by the president, U.S. forces will be able to carry out missions against militant groups, such as the Taliban, that are threatening troops or the Afghan government, according to the New York Times. The Times first reported the authorization on Friday n...

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