The White House said Tuesday that the next president would determine future troop levels in Afghanistan, and said he didn’t have any update on whether Tuesday’s bombing that rocked Kabul might change Obama’s current plans.
“I don’t have an updated assessment of what, if any, impact this attack would have on our military posture moving forward,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “This will be among the important policy decisions that the incoming president, President Obama’s successor, will have to make.”
“There are years of work, decades of work, that still need to be done in that region of the world to continue to advance our national security interests,” he added.
The explosion in Kabul killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 300 others, mostly women and children, Afghan authorities said.