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Leader's Death Revives Question: What Is Pakistan's Relationship With The Taliban?

Renee Montagne talks to Mujib Mashal, a reporter with The New York Times, about Pakistan's role in the U.S. drone strike that killed the head of the Taliban over the weekend.
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'Mirror Test' Reflects On The Consequences Of The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

While serving as a State Department adviser in Iraq and Afghanistan, J. Kael Weston instigated a military mission that resulted the death of 31 service members. His memoir revisits the tragedy of war.
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Taliban Name New Leader, Confirm Death Of Mullah Mansour

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that a U.S. drone strike killed their leader last week, and they announced his successor: Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar without military experience.
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Saving 6-Year-Old Ameera, Shot In An Afghan Firefight

With fewer U.S. troops, there's less need to treat combat trauma at the Bagram Airfield hospital. But civilian casualties continue. A surgeon at Bagram has been trying to save an injured girl's leg.
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With Mansour Dead, Taliban Must Select A New Leader

U.S. drones killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan over the weekend. The death that was confirmed by President Obama and Afghan intelligence.
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U.S. Drone Strike Killed Taliban Leader, White House, Afghan Government Say

Mullah Akhtar Mansour was a divisive figure within the Taliban, and the Afghan government saw him as an obstacle to peace.
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How Effective Is The Peace Program That Pays Taliban To Leave The Fight?

A program in Afghanistan that was meant to promote peace is under review. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Douglas Keh of the UN Development Program about the success the program.
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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour Killed By U.S. Airstrike

The Afghan government says that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
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U.S. Targets Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour In An Airstrike

The Pentagon says they're studying the results of the attack, which occurred along Afghanistan-Pakistan border, to determine the Mansour's fate.
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Leaving Afghanistan Is Not Always The Best Solution For Migrants, Ghani Says

News reports out of Afghanistan lately have focused on the number of people trying to leave the country for a better life elsewhere. Renee Montagne talks to the first lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani.

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