Obama says 'well worth it' to extend troop levels in Afghanistan

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 24, 2015 3:16 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it would be "well worth it" to extend U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan for a few more months, but he said the overall timeline for drawing down the force has not changed from the goal of 2017.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said at a joint press conference with Obama that U.S. flexibility in leaving more troops in place would help accelerate reforms and better train Afghan forces.

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