Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

Published On: Jun 18 2013 11:36:52 AM CDT   Updated On: May 27 2014 12:41:07 PM CDT

President Obama now wants to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. Here's a look back at the longest conflict in U.S. history.

President Obama from news conference
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Feb. 17, 2009 -- Newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama announces 30,000 additional troops will be sent to Afghanistan in a move similar to an earlier troop surge in Iraq.

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