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Video: President Obama announces Afghan pullout by end of 2016


US President Barack Obama announced on May 27 a gradual withdrawal of US military forces in Afghanistan beginning this year. Obama said the US would leave a force of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after 2015 and withdraw all troops by the end of 2016. “Americans have learned that it’s harder to end wars than it is to begin them. Yet this is how wars end in the 21st century," Obama said in a speech in the White House Rose Garden. Credit: The White House

 

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