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Obama to Reverse Course on US Military Posture in Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce Thursday that he will slow down the planned withdrawal of American military forces from Afghanistan scheduled for next year. An unnamed senior administration official says the president will maintain the current number of troops in the war-torn country at 9,800 through most of 2016, before trimming that number to 5,500 by the time he leaves office in January 2017. Obama made the pledge last year to remove all U.S. forces from...

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