BUT KARZAI MUST STILL AGREE
(NEWSER) – The White House has settled on the number of troops it wants to leave in Afghanistan post-2014: 10,000. Gen. John Allen had recommended keeping between 6,000 and 15,000 troops there after formal combat ends to train Afghan troops and fight terrorism. The Obama administration's final choice may signal its belief that such a number would be palatable to Americans and Afghans and not overly strain our military, the Wall Street Journalreports. Defense analysts, on the other hand, have recommended a presence as large as 30,000 in order to maintain stability.
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