05/25/2014 01:27 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2014

Obama To Make Announcement On Afghanistan Troop Levels

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BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Sunday his administration was likely to have an announcement soon on how many U.S. troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014.

Speaking at a briefing by military commanders during a surprise trip to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Obama said one of the reasons for his visit was to discuss the U.S. footprint there for the rest of this year and afterward.

"We'll probably be announcing some decisions fairly shortly," he said. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Jeff Mason; Editing by Bill Trott)


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