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Mapped: The Taliban’s Strongholds in Afghanistan

Trump just announced a troop surge. Here’s what he's up against.


John Walker Lindh, 'The American Taliban,' Will Go Free In Two Years

In leaked correspondence from prison, the ‘American Taliban’ refuses to renounce terrorism, says he wants to move to Ireland.

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The New, Old War in Afghanistan

Sixteen years into a war Washington refuses to walk away from, a new strategy, led by the Pentagon, is about to start the effort anew.


What’s the Point of Donald Trump’s Afghan Surge?

And four other questions the President's team needs to answer before expanding America’s longest war.

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Washington Scrambles to Shore Up Faltering Afghan War Effort

Trump heading to Brussels to ask European allies to do more, everywhere, but he might get the cold shoulder

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