Ground Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan

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Democratic presidential candidates Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Lincoln Chafee take the stage for a presidential debate. Oct. 13, 2015

Fred Kaplan, author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Slate's War Stories columnist, discusses this morning's news - President Obama is expected to announce that he will abandon his goal to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of his term.

Plus: how Hillary Clinton "had no peers on the stage" when it came to foreign policy questions in the first Democratic debate.

→Note: We heard from Fred Kaplan after this conversation aired. He wanted to update his reporting. In the audio here, he says that Vice President Joe Biden was in favor of General Petraeus' plan to arm Syrian rebels, but he says that subsequent reporting led him to realize this wasn't the case.