Four Years Later: Did Obama Make the Grade?

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In 2008, there were approximately 30,000 troops in Afghanistan. After approving a surge of military personnel, that number increased to about 90,000. Obama pledged to end the occupation by the end of 2014. He and Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently announced plans to accelerate the withdrawal and the timetable to give Afghan security forces the lead.

(Photo:Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)

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