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Hearing Set For Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl After Desertion Charges Filed

The Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009 and end up being held captive by the Taliban for five years.
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President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

President Obama held his first face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. White House officials say this marks the beginning of a new, more cooperative U.S.-Afghan relationship.
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U.S. Reconsiders Troop Withdrawal Plan In Afghanistan

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will maintain about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2015. The U.S. originally planned to reduce the number to 5,500 by the end of the year.
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Afghanistan Still Relies On U.S., President Ghani Reiterates

Ashraf Ghani will be at the White House on Tuesday as his country tries to forge a new relationship with Washington. On Monday, Ghani thanked Americans for the U.S. investment in Afghanistan.
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U.S. Weighs Its Responsibility When Afghan Forces Commit Abuses

The U.S. has put Afghan security forces in the lead in the fight against the Taliban. Despite that move, the U.S. must still take responsibility for their actions, including when they commit abuses.
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Transcript: NPR's Interview With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Ghani spoke with Morning Edition host Renee Montagne.
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Ashraf Ghani: U.S. Critical To Afghanistan's Future

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, the Afghan president says most of his country wants U.S. troops to remain. He also says he's determined to make sure ISIS doesn't gain a foothold.
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Afghan President Makes First Official Visit To Washington

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington looking for help getting through this year's fighting season. With American attention shifting to other conflicts, that could be a tough sell.
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Judge Rules U.S. Must Release Photos Of Prisoner Abuse In Iraq, Afghanistan

The ACLU has fought for years for the release of photos documenting abuse in prisons like Abu Ghraib. The government argues releasing the photos would pose a threat to American military.
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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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