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US Keeping Troops in Afghanistan; Sends 300 to Cameroon

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.

An Unpopular Coup in Burkina Faso

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Members of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso have seized control of the government in Ouagadougou and have kept the transitional government representatives under house arrest. Media reports suggest that the President has been released, but there are conflicting reports stating that this hasn’t happened.

There are reports of fresh violence in the capital where protesters have gathered to express their solidarity with the transitional government.