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Week In Politics: U.S. Troops In Afghanistan, Democratic Presidential Debate

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's decision to delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and break down the first Democratic presidential debate.
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John Kerry: Russia Has No 'Easy Track' In Syria

Russia's intervention in Syria's civil war could end up helping Islamic militants, the secretary of state told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "That would be absurd, it would be a farce," Kerry said.
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U.S. Decision To Delay Troop Withdrawal Puts Some Afghans At Ease

President Obama announced his decision to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for longer on Thursday. NPR visited the capital, Kabul, to gauge the Afghan public's response.
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Obama Announces Decision To Delay Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

President Obama announced Thursday he has abandoned his plan to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.
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Pledging To End Two Wars, Obama Finds Himself Entangled In Three

The president wanted to bring home all U.S. troops during his tenure. But it now looks like U.S. forces will be fighting — on a limited basis — in a trio of wars when he leaves the White House.
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U.S. Will Keep More Troops In Afghanistan Than Planned

Senior administration officials say the U.S. will keep 9,800 troops in 2016 for its missions of counterterrorism and to train Afghan forces. The president had planned on a smaller presence.
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Obama Decides To Leave A Large Presence Of U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

Administration officials say the U.S. will keep 9,800 troops in 2016 for its missions of counter-terrorism and training Afghan forces. The president had planned on a smaller presence.
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Meet The Cool Girls At A High School In Kabul: #15Girls

They're defying the rules that girls shouldn't get a higher education. But there are obstacles ahead, from pressure to marry young to the lack of slots in the country's universities.
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Taliban Declares Leading Afghan TV Networks Military Targets

Saad Mohseni, the founder of Tolo TV, talked to Renee Montagne about the Taliban threats, and offers his thoughts on the future of Afghanistan's stability and progress.
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Taliban Announces It Has Withdrawn From Afghan City Of Kunduz

The Taliban said in a statement they have achieved all their objectives including seizing the major transportation hub of Kunduz, releasing its fighters from a prison and grabbing tons of weapons.

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