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Obama Says He's 'Very Close' To Afghan Troop Decision

BEIJING (Reuters) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has said in an interview with CNN that he is "very close" to a decision on boosting troop levels in Afghanistan and would make an announcement "in the next several weeks."

In a transcript of the interview seen by Reuters, Obama said he did not want his successor as president to inherit the Afghan conflict, adding that a "multiyear occupation" would not serve the interests of the United States.