US President Barack Obama, alongside US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter (left) and Vice-President Joe Biden. Photo: EPA US President Barack Obama, alongside US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter (left) and Vice-President Joe Biden. Photo: EPA
US President Barack Obama, alongside US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter (left) and Vice-President Joe Biden. Photo: EPA

Should I stay or should I go? Barack Obama’s decision to keep troop in Afghanistan defines era of US foreign policy caught in limbo

The president came to office vowing to end wars two wars but home-grown security forces have proven unable to defend the country against the Taliban.

US President Barack Obama, alongside US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter (left) and Vice-President Joe Biden. Photo: EPA US President Barack Obama, alongside US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter (left) and Vice-President Joe Biden. Photo: EPA
US President Barack Obama, alongside US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter (left) and Vice-President Joe Biden. Photo: EPA
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