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Afghan troops about-face and the Obama Doctrine

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25:  Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani receives a standing ovation while addressing a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ghani and Afghanistan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah have been in Washington all week for meetings with President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and other administration officials.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani receives a standing ovation while addressing a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

President Barack Obama will delay the final U.S. military drawdown from Afghanistan at the request of its new president, Ashraf Ghani.

President Barack Obama will delay the final U.S. military drawdown from Afghanistan at the request of its new president, Ashraf Ghani.

Obama's previous plan was to cut the 9,800 troop deployment nearly in half by year's end. It is one of several murky or shifting foreign policy positions from the White House.

Guest:

Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

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