White House: U.S. will have 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after 2014

May 27, 2014 9:53 PM

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President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. plans to remove all troops from Afghanistan by 2016, starting with reducing the troop presence in the country to just 9,800 and an end to the U.S. combat mission at the close of 2014.

The move will mark the first time in Mr. Obama's presidency that the U.S. has not had an active combat mission in a foreign country.

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