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The Backstory: Martha Raddatz on General John Allen

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U.S. Commander in Afghanistan General John Allen will testify before Congress this week about the progress of the war. ABC News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz traveled with Allen in Afghanistan recently. What did she hear from the General? How are Afghans responding to the recent controversies involving American soldiers? Find out in our new feature: The Backstory.

Gen. John Allen Stands by U.S. Apology for Koran Burning

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Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said today he does not regret the apologies he and President Obama issued for the Koran burning incident, arguing that the move -- rare for a U.S. commander in chief -- was the right thing to do and that it had saved American lives.
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U.S. Commander in Afghanistan – “We owe them” the Apology

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GENERAL ALLEN: “WE OWE THEM” THE APOLOGY…Martha RADDATZ is the only journalist – print or broadcast – to travel with General John Allen, the Commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan. It’s obviously timely – coming in the aftermath of the Koran burnings and killings of six U.S. soldiers.
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Strife Spurs Rethinking of Afghan Mission

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As violence continued Monday in Afghanistan over the accidental burning of Qurans by U.S. troops last week, American military officials and analysts are beginning to question whether the United States needs to change its mission of training Afghan soldiers and police, a key plank of President Obama's withdrawal strategy.
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February 24, 2012: Rick Santorum; Super Tuesday; Republican Primary; Unrest in Afghanistan post Quran burnings

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Rick Santorum is the main target in the GOP race as 13 states prepare to vote between now and Super Tuesday. Plus, international leaders meet in Tunisia to prevent more bloodshed in Syria. And unrest continues in Afghanistan after the burning of Qurans. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy; Yochi Dreazen, National Journal.

Koran Burning in Afghanistan Fuels Bloody New Attacks on U.S. Forces

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The deaths of a pair of American soldiers in Afghanistan Thursday highlights the bloody intersection of two dangerous aspects of the long war there: the growing Afghan fury over the burning of Korans and the continued killings of Western troops by their Afghan counterparts. An Afghan soldier shot and killed the U.S. soldiers at an outpost in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province and then, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter, fled into the large crowd of demonstrators outside the base.

September 10, 2010

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Anxiety, fear, insecurity illustrated by continued slow economic growth, looming mid-terms elections and a Florida pastor’s threats to burn the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks made for an unsettled week in Washington. Joining Gwen around the table: Jackie Calmes (New York Times), David Wessel (Wall Street Journal), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and Michael Duffy (TIME Magazine).