Troops remain in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that withdrawal from Afghanistan will be delayed until at least 2017. Currently, 9,800 troops remain in Afghanistan. This chart shows the administration’s changing withdrawal plans. The graphics artist is working on a way to make the infographic play “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry while you read.
South Korean President visits White House to discuss the neighbors
President Park Geun-hye of South Korea came to the United States Friday to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program and human rights abuses. Obama said she shares his willingness to “engage nations with which we have troubled histories.” Because anyone that close to “the hermit kingdom” must have some crazy stories to share — like that time her military blasted Kpop into the demilitarized zone.