OBAMA IGNORES ADVICE OF MILITARY GENERALS MORE THAN ANY OTHER US PRESIDENT
President moves in different direction than generals
But Pentagon officials were also outraged, as the decision marked the sixth time the Obama administration ignored the advice of his own military experts.
Despite running on a campaign to end America’s wars abroad, President Obama announced earlier this month that the US would keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016. Naturally, the announcement didn’t sit well with Obama’s base, but it also frustrated his critics.
Given the still volatile situation in Afghanistan, Pentagon officials had fought to at least maintain current troop levels of 9,800.
“The security situation in Afghanistan is so far from stable that to pull out all the troops, even for this president, doesn’t make any
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