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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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A Decade After Sept. 11, Al-Qaida Has Morphed

The United States has tracked down and killed many of the most important figures in al-Qaida. But since 2001, the group has established affiliates from North Africa to the Middle East to South Asia.
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For Young Afghans, History's Lessons Lost?

Afghanistan has probably changed more than any other country since the Sept. 11 attacks, and yet most young people have little knowledge of what happened that day, or how it led to the arrival of U.S. troops.

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