Thousands More Troops To Remain In Afghanistan

Thousands more troops will remain in Afghanistan longer than planned, President Obama announced on Thursday. The President said that the US will keep its 9800 troops in the country through most of 2016; the number will decrease to 5500 by the end of that year.

The decision marks a major reversal of the President’s goal to end both this war, as well as the war in Iraq, during his time in office. Reaction to the announcement, both from Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail, was swift.

ABC’s Stephanie Ramos joined us from Washington D.C. with the latest developments.