Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that “history is going to judge Obama very severely” on his decision to keep U.S. forces in Afghanistan at their current level throughout much of 2016.

Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, insisted Obama has no intention of reducing troop levels before he leaves office because he does not want “helicopters lifting off embassy personnel in Kabul the way that happened in Saigon in '75.”

“He does not want that embarrassment,” said Krauthammer. “I think he’ll hold the 10,000. I think that’s the right policy. And he wants to dump it in the lap of the next president.”