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How Obama’s Plans For Leaving Afghanistan Have Changed (Again And Again)

On Wednesday morning, President Obama announced his plans to leave office with 8,400 troops still in Afghanistan, a larger military presence than the 5,500 troops specified by the withdrawal timeline the president laid out in October. We’ve been tracking how that timeline has shifted over Obama’s tenure, which you can see in the chart above.

Ritchie King was a senior editor for data visualization at FiveThirtyEight.

Andrew Flowers wrote about economics and sports for FiveThirtyEight.