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Sen. McCain Expects A Permanent U.S. Presence In Afghanistan

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. John McCain about Afghanistan. McCain chaired an Armed Services Committee hearing with testimony from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell.
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U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Says Kunduz Hospital 'Mistakenly Struck'

At the first Congressional hearing on the fighting in Afghanistan since a U.S. plane fired on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the top U.S. commander is in the hot seat. Gen. John Campbell is expected to face questions Tuesday about why the hospital was targeted, as the White House mulls keeping a residual force of up to 5,000 in Afghanistan beyond 2016.
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Was Kunduz Attack A War Crime? Legal Analysts Say It's Difficult To Prove

A medical aid group says U.S. airstrikes on its hospital in Kunduz amount to a war crime. Analysts say an investigation is needed, but diplomatic fallout is more likely than a war-crime prosecution.
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U.S. General Says Afghan Forces Requested Airstrike At Kunduz Hospital

The top U.S. officer in Iraq, Gen. John Campbell, says the airstrike Saturday was targeting Taliban forces in Kunduz. A hospital nearby was hit, killing 22 people, including three children.
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U.S. General Says Afghan Forces Called For Kunduz Airstrike

John Campbell, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, said he was correcting initial reports that it was U.S. forces under fire from Taliban fighters. The weekend airstrike killed 22 civilians.
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Afghan Government Is Relatively Silent On Airstrike That Hit Hospital

Over the weekend in Kunduz, 22 people were killed in an airstrike that hit a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. Renee Montagne talks to Ted Callahan, a Western security adviser in Afghanistan.
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Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz Airstrike Was 'War Crime'

A hospital was hit while U.S. forces were conducting an airstrike in the Afghan city; the aid group says 22 people were killed. NATO has said that it will conduct an investigation into the attack.
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'A Shocking Development' In The Long Struggle To Hold On To Kunduz

The U.S. and NATO have spent years in Kunduz, Afghanistan, building communities to keep insurgents out. Two who were there 12 years ago describe how it felt this week when the Taliban retook the city.
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Strike On Kunduz Clinic May Tip Afghan Public Opinion Against U.S.

Airstrikes on a clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz have killed patients and staffers from Doctors Without Borders.
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Kunduz Airstrike Reportedly Kills 19 At Doctors Without Borders Hospital

A trauma center in northern Afghanistan run by the international aid group was badly damaged early Saturday at about the same time as a U.S. airstrike in the area.

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