On Tuesday, President Obama announced a plan to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014. He added that all American troops will be pulled out of the country by the end of 2016.
As Obama stated, the U.S. remains committed to assisting Afghanistan on two missions after 2014, which include training Afghan forces and supporting counterterrorism operations against al-Qaeda remnants.
Watch Obama’s statement live above. Streamed through www.whitehouse.gov