Obama Extends Troops in Afghanistan [VIDEO]

The Obama administration has conceded to some military leaders, abandoning plans to remove almost half of the U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan by the end of the year. It is likely many of the 9,800 combat troops, as well as some 2,000 counterterrorism troops, will remain until next year in order to β€œcontinue pursuing the remnants of al-Qaida and to monitor Islamic State militants looking to recruit in Afghanistan,” according to the Associated Press.