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'State Of Terror': Where ISIS Came From And How To Fight It

In their new book, terrorism experts Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger say that the "projection of strength" has lead to the rapid expansion of the self-declared Islamic State.
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From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.
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9 Iraqi Interpreters Sue U.S. Government Over Visa Delays

Thousands of Iraqis and Afghans have been resettled in the U.S. through a special visa program, but hundreds of cases are on hold.
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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.
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Afghans Make History, Winning Thriller Against Scotland In Cricket's World Cup

The win in Dunedin, New Zealand, is a first for Afghanistan at the World Cup. The victory spurred Afghans to celebrate on the streets of Kabul.
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New Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is in Afghanistan meeting with that country's new president, Ashraf Ghani, and discussing possible changes to the timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals.
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Ash Carter Says U.S. Is Considering A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.
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Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.
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Captivated Afghans Watch Cricket Team's World Cup Debut

In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
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For The First Time, An Afghan First Lady Steps Into The Spotlight

In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.

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