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By Jeff Schogol, Staff writer
The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended.
The military believes a minimum of 10,000 U.S. troops must remain in Afghanistan after this year to train Afghan security forces. But the Taliban’s failure to significantly disrupt Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential elections has helped persuade some White House officials that Afghan troops and police are strong enough to keep the Taliban at bay, Reuters reported on Monday.