President Obama announced Wednesday that 8,400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan at the end of his presidency. American forces were originally scheduled to draw down to 5,500, but with the Taliban’s resurgence and the reliance of local forces on coalition help, an additional 2,900 troops are now staying.\n\nShould the United States leave Afghanistan?\n\nThe case for staying in Afghanistan is simple: in the face of major instability in the entire region, we cannot abandon the mission. If Afghanistan were to collapse, the power vacuum would allow groups like ISIS a new safe haven. To leave now would be to throw away 15 years of work and the deaths of thousands of soldiers.\n\nCritics of the reduced drawdown, however, are saying that there will never be a good time to leave Afghanistan. The United States has already spent 15 years in Afghanistan with little to show for it. How can 8,400 soldiers change the situation? We also can't ignore the fact that many Afghans do not want US soldiers in their nation. \n\nShould the US #StayInAfghanistan or #LeaveAfghanistan?