Since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan ousted the Taliban in late 2001 and the search began for Osama bin Laden, the course has not run smooth for coalition forces. Bin Laden is still at large and the Taliban are on the offensive again, gaining physical ground as well as currency with disillusioned Afghans -- particularly in the south and east of the country. Today, a NATO coalition of 37 nations, with the United States still the predominant force, is tasked with securing peace in Afghanistan.
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TEXT: Roya Aziz
SOURCES: NATO International Security Assistance Force; United Nations Security Council.