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Bomb Wounds Dozens Of U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan

At least 77 American soldiers were wounded after a truck bomb targeted a base west of Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which also killed five Afghan civilians.
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Pakistan Could Be Vital To 'Afghan-Led' Peace Process

For all of their mutual suspicions, the Americans and Pakistanis seem to agree on one thing: Both need a durable peace in Afghanistan. Analysts say Pakistan wants to ensure it has a group like the Taliban with influence in Kabul and is greatly concerned about India's role.
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In Afghanistan, Assessing A Rebel Leader's Legacy

Ten years ago, the most famous rebel leader in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud, was killed by al-Qaida as the opening salvo for the Sept. 11 attacks. Revered by followers, Massoud had led the fight against the Taliban.
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Richard Engel: Covering War For A Decade

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel details what it's like to report from some of the more dangerous war zones on the planet. He also discusses his recent dispatches from Egypt and Libya, where he was subject to tear gas attacks and artillery fire.
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For Veterans, The Tough Climb Back To Civilian Life

Countless military personnel return from war each year with invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress disorder. A program in Colorado Springs is helping those individuals reintegrate into civilian life.
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A Decade Ago, Massoud's Killing Preceded Sept. 11

In Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud was known as the Lion of Panjshir. And thanks to him, the Panjshir Valley was one of only two places the Taliban never conquered. On Sept. 9, 2001, suicide bombers killed Massoud.
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For U.S. Ambassador, A Decade On The Hot Seat

On Sept. 11, 2001, Ryan Crocker had just gotten off a plane and was stuck in traffic as he watched the twin towers collapse in New York. Now, as the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, he acknowledges that the war has been long and expensive, but says it would be even more costly if the U.S. suffered another terror attack on the same scale.

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