Xinhua recently reported that U.S. President Barak Obama has decided to keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan when he leaves the White House in 2017, thereby breaking his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from that country except for the ones that are at the U.S. Embassy. In the past several months, the U.S. military leadership has insisted on keeping enough troops there so as to prevent the Taliban from coming back to power. Thus the United States would not risk the fruits of all of its efforts over the past 14 years. In the meantime, President Obama went ahead and declared an end to the military operations in Afghanistan anyway, despite the fact the U.S. troops will remain. Russian media also widely reported the story that the U.S. President did not keep his promise.
Source: Xinhua, October 16, 2015