The Obama administration -- changing up its plan for withdrawing troops in Afghanistan.

FOX News Radio's Monica Rix has details:

The President originally planned to pull all troops from Afghanistan, leaving a small, embassy-based U.S. military presence of about 1,000 troops by the end of next year.

Well now that plan is to keep 5,500 troops on the ground until at least 2017. It's a move General John Campbell, who's Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, hinted at while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee last week.

(Campbell) "Based on conditions on the ground, based on the transitions I've talked about, I do believe that we have to provide our senior leadership options different than the current plan that we're going with."

These troops will help fight the Taliban in the region which just recently took over Kunduz. It's the first time insurgents have overtaken a major Afghan city since 2001.

Monica Rix, FOX News Radio.

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