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Graphic: Where has Obama deployed troops during his administration?

President Barack Obama returns a salute prior to boarding Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the conflict off to his successor.
President Barack Obama returns a salute prior to boarding Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the conflict off to his successor. AP

President Obama will be extending the US military role in Afghanistan. Officials say this will be 5,500 troops to stay after 2016. Obama had previously promised to end the war on his watch.

The visualization below shows military personnel under the Obama administration a well as a list of top countries where these troops are.

Also included: How branches of the military have been represented in Afghanistan over time and Obama's approval rating.

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