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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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Pakistan Is the Crisis Flying Under the Radar

Why the Trump administration needs a plan for Pakistan, now.

The Cable

Americans Killed by Afghan Army Gunman in Kabul

The attack is the first of its kind in over a year, but comes amid a Taliban offensive.

Argument

From the Taliban Frying Pan to the Islamic State Fire

In Afghanistan, survivors from Islamic State-controlled regions speak of a cruel new regime that makes the Taliban look permissive by comparison.

Feature

First Helmand, Then Afghanistan

A trip through the country’s beleaguered south reveals demoralized soldiers, corrupt local officials, and sweeping Taliban gains in previously peaceful towns. How did Obama’s “good war” go so wrong?

Dispatch

Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?

A bold movement of progressive publishers and artists is bringing new comic book heroes to Pakistan’s at-risk children.

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