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By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

U.S. President Barack Obama recently stated that he intends to maintain a troop presence of 5,500 in Afghanistan beyond 2016.

The president’s original idea of keeping 1,000 troops in the Central Asian nation was largely rejected by his opposition, U.S. military leaders, and the Afghan government. Recently demonstrated by the Taliban assault and 15 day hold on the city of Kunduz, Afghan troops still struggle to maintain a hold on their country.

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

Last week while on vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama addressed military personal and announced that the U.S. is officially ending its combat mission in Afghanistan.
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday it will not appeal the 37-year sentence handed down to would-be "millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam, ending more than a decade of legal wrangling over how long the al-Qaida-trained Algerian should be imprisone...