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Officials: Obama Weighs Slower Afghan Troop Drawdown

Top U.S. officials say the Obama administration, during a visit next week by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, will discuss keeping more troops in Afghanistan than originally planned. The Obama administration had planned to draw down the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan from nearly 10,000 to just over 5,500 by the end of the year. But U.S. officials said Friday that President Barack Obama was considering slowing down the withdrawal. The officials said Obama was considering a request...

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