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Here’s How Obama Finally Plans To End The Longest War In American History

Source: www.businessinsider.com – Tuesday, May 27, 2014
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a plan to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan after what has become the longest war in American history.  In a statement from the Rose Garden of the White House, Obama announced his intention to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2014, when the U.S.'s combat operations will be completed. The 9,800-troop level would mark a drawdown from the 32,000 U.S. troops currently stationed in the country. It comes as NATO is set to pull the bulk of its 70,000-plus troops from the region as well. In a conference call with reporters, senior Obama administration officials said the remaining U.S. troops in the region would have two missions: Training Afghan security forces, and conducting counterterror missions against the remnants of al Qaeda. "We will bring America's longest war to a responsible end," Obama said in a Rose Garden statement Tuesday. " The future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans." The plan has three drawdown phases: Current troop level: 32,000 End of 2014: 9,800 End of 2015: Roughly half that number, with troops consolidated in the capital of Kabul and Bagram air field. End of 2016: The U.S. will draw down to what administration officials described as a "normal embassy presence" in Kabul. The reduction to a "normal embassy presence" would come as Obama is set to leave office after the completion of his second term. The proposal is largely in line with what mi

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Here’s how to find a yeti in Yahoo’s Weather app for iOS

Every Christmas, there are quite a few people who wish they had one filled with snow. Well, worry no more as Yahoo’s Weather app for iOS has a bit of an easter egg that will not only cause it to snow at your location, but display yetis. Yes, those mythical creatures also known as Abominable Snowmen.

Photo Dec 27 10 02 43 AM 730x543 Heres how to find a yeti in Yahoos Weather app for iOS

Don’t see it?

yeti Heres how to find a yeti in Yahoos Weather app for iOS

As it turns out, using the iOS app, shake your device and it will start snowing — treat it as a snow globe and shake it as often as you like. The more you shake, the more snow accumulates on the bottom of the screen. Eventually, you’ll see a snowplow appear to clear the area. If you do it enough times, you’ll notice a yeti run across the screen.

A word of caution: if you’re going to shake your phone, be careful not to let go of it. While an easter egg of this is fun to experience, it’s not worth you destroying your iOS device. This feature is only for iPhone and iPads.

It’s the small things…

Yahoo Weather for iOS

Photo credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images


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