Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Obama, in shift, will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 01:33

President Barack Obama, saying the Afghan security situation remained precarious, said he would keep U.S. troop levels in the country at 8,400 through the end of his administration. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: President Barack Obama, saying the Afghan security situation remained precarious, announced on Wednesday that he would keep U.S. troop levels in the country at 8,400 through the end of his administration rather than reducing them to 5,500 by year's end. Obama, in a statement to the press at the White House, said the role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan would remain unchanged, training and advising Afghan police and troops, and supporting counter-terrorism missions against the Taliban and other groups.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Obama, in shift, will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 01:33