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Senators Press to Keep Some US Troops in Afghanistan

American lawmakers reacted sharply Wednesday to President Barack Obama’s directive to the U.S. military to prepare for the withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan if no long-term security agreement is finalized with Kabul. Many legislators would like to see a residual force remain in Afghanistan, for training and other puposes, but some concede that may not be possible. Obama took action Tuesday to back up what his administration has been saying for months: absent a bilateral...

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