Posts Tagged ‘troops

24
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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So much projection and jealousy. Eh, Ben Carson?

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Can anyone spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e?

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Millions of middle fingers going up

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24
Mar
15

The President’s Day

President Obama meets with Afghan President Ghani in the Oval Office. This marks the first meeting between the two presidents at the White House following the 2014 presidential election, which produced the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan’s history

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U.S. President Obama speaks at a joint news conference at the White House in Washington

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Boston Globe: US To Slow Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will slow its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015 instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. ‘‘Afghanistan remains a very dangerous place,’’ Obama said in explaining his decision at a press conference after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s first visit to the White House since his election six months ago.

Obama added that the size of the U.S. troop presence for 2016 will be decided later this year. Ghani had asked Obama to slow the withdrawal because Afghan security forces are bracing for a tough spring fighting season and are also contending with Islamic State fighters looking to recruit on their soil. The original plan was to cut the U.S. force to 5,500 by the end of this year. ‘‘This visit is an opportunity to begin a new chapter between our two nations,’’ Obama said after meeting with Ghani in the Oval Office.

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Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice listen during the press conference

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry greets Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah prior to joint news conference at the White House in Washington

Secretary of State John Kerry greets Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah

U.S. President Obama reacts to comment by Afghanistan President Ghani during joint news conference at the White House in Washington

U.S. President Obama and Afghanistan President Ghani depart a joint news conference at the White House in Washington

12
Feb
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act while flanked by First Lady Michelle Obama, Clay Hunt’s family and friends, and members of Congress. Clay Hunt, a U.S. Marine veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, battled with post-traumatic stress disorder and took his own life at the age of 28.

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President Obama presents the First Lady with a Valentine’s Day card on the State Floor of the White House before he departed on a five-day trip to California

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President Barack Obama hugs Susan Selke, mother of Clay Hunt

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U.S. President Barack Obama thanks former U.S. Marine Jake Wood for his introductory remarks at a signing ceremony for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama thanks former U.S. Marine Jake Wood for his introductory remarks at a signing ceremony for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks before signing the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law at the White House in Washington

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Obama and the first lady depart after a signing ceremony for the the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law at the White House in Washington

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President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. President Obama is departing on a four-day trip to California, which will include a summit on cyber security

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