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American troops dying younger in Afghanistan

Troops in Afghanistan are dying younger. Military experts cite the increase in homemade bombs and influx of young Marines to the country’s most dangerous region.


  Who is Hamid Karzai?

Satirist Steve Brodner contemplates the identity of the embattled Afghan leader.


  Need to Know, May 14, 2010

Full episode, May 14, 2010. Afghanistan, rewriting history in Texas, preventing cancer.


  The last outpost

A U.S. military team stationed at a tiny, embattled outpost near the Afghan-Pakistan border works to train members of the Afghan National Army.


Getting out of Afghanistan: An interview with Brett McGurk

Brett McGurk negotiated the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq. In this interview, he talks about a similar agreement for Afghanistan.


Could Karzai reconcile with the Taliban?

One of the thornier issues expected to come up during Hamid Karzai’s visit to Washington is the Afghan president’s plans for reconciliation with the Taliban.


The battle for Kandahar

The biggest offensive of the 9-year war in Afghanistan may be about to begin.

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