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NATO Suspends Operations With Afghan Soldiers

NATO says it's scaling back operations with Afghan soldiers and policemen to lower the risk of insider attacks. So far, about 51 international troops have died in such attacks. The U.S.-led coalition's key goal is to get Afghan forces ready to take over security from foreign forces by the end of 2014.
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Rushdie Decries 'Mindset Of The Fanatic' That Sparks Anti-American Protests

"Something has gone wrong in the Muslim world," says the author of The Satanic Verses, who has been marked by a "death sentence" for more than two decades. The latest anti-American protests, which spread to Kabul today, are evidence of that in his view.
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Deadly Incidents Take A Toll In Afghanistan

Attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours that killed four U.S. soldiers and as many as eight Afghan women and girls are raising tensions between the NATO-led coalition and the Afghan government. U.S. officials also acknowledged over the weekend that a separate Taliban attack on a British base used by U.S. Marines inflicted far more damage than originally revealed.
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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

The U.S. troops were killed by an Afghan officer at a remote checkpoint. Eight NATO troops have been killed in similar insider attacks over the past three days. In the attack on which the women were casualties, the alliance said 45 insurgents were killed.
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Attackers Of Base In Afghanistan Wore U.S. Uniforms

Coalition authorities say the insurgents that attacked British military base Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which killed two U.S. Marines, were wearing U.S. Army uniforms.
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Reporter Hotline: What Awaits Abroad After Election

Weekend Edition is answering your questions about issues and candidates. This week, we address inquiries about foreign policy and U.S. involvement in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
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Amid Strains, U.S. Begins Wind-Down In Afghanistan

As the U.S. military begins to shrink its footprint in Afghanistan, there are still many issues that need to be worked out. No matter which candidate wins the U.S. presidential election, there will be a host of challenges.

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