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U.S. General Wants More Troops, More Time, in Afghanistan

America’s longest war still has no end in sight, and Russia is redoubling help for the Taliban.

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Scathing Government Watchdog Report Details Bleak Outlook on Afghanistan

A warning to President Trump not to mismanage Afghanistan.

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Two cheers for NATO

As a citizen of the West, I know why NATO exists: It was created after World War II to prevent another round of war in Europe. And it has worked for seven decades. It was a good idea, and remains so.

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Trump’s Hiring Freeze Could Hurt U.S. in Afghanistan, Raise Costs

U.S. commanders in Kabul fear the freeze will create a manpower crisis

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A melancholy look back at SF teams in the first phase of our war in Afghanistan

Over the weekend I watched Legion of Brothers, a CNN-sponsored documentary about some of the first American troops to go into Afghanistan late in 2001.

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