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Britain Expects to Maintain Military Presence in Afghanistan in 2016

Britain will extend its military presence in Afghanistan by a year due to the ongoing security challenge faced by Afghan forces, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday. The Taliban has launched sustained attacks since the withdrawal of most foreign troops late last year, straining the limited resources of Afghan forces. Many districts across the country are now fully or partially under Taliban control. Fallon said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) had...

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