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President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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US to Keep 9.800 Troops in Afghanistan as Year Ends

President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama, right, is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as he arrives at Bagram Air Field
President Barack Obama is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford as he arrives at Bagram Air Field (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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White House Error Reveals CIA Official’s Name

In an embarrassing flub, the Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president's surprise Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.

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The White House announced Monday that retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 24, will receive the medal of honor on June 19. He is the 15th recipient of the medal for service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the eighth still alive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The White House announced Monday that retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 24, will receive the medal of honor on June 19. He is the 15th recipient of the medal for service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the eighth still alive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Marine to Get Medal of Honor for Blocking Grenade

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alongside his friend and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio.

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Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Attacks Across Afghanistan Kill at Least 5

Attacks across Afghanistan, including a suicide attack on a border police outpost in the country's south, killed at least five people Wednesday, authorities said.

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U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Officials: Al-Qaida Plots Comeback in Afghanistan

U.S. officials say al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as the allies have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai speak to the media during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House January 11, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai speak to the media during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House January 11, 2013 (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Obama Threatens Karzai with Full US Withdrawal

Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

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Fallen NJ Soldier Honored in Hometown

Residents in a northern New Jersey town paused to remember a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

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RI National Guard Soldier From NJ Killed In Afghanistan

The Rhode Island National Guard says one of its Special Forces soldiers from New Jersey has died in combat in Afghanistan.

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General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (Getty Images)
General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (Getty Images)
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Top U.S. General Seeks Afghan Troops Deal By October

America's top general says he would like to see a security agreement with Afghanistan signed by October, which would give NATO enough time to prepare for a post-2014 military presence.

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Over 2,100 U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Since 2001

At least 2,112 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded in late 2001.

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