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Hagel Travels To Afghanistan On First Trip Abroad As Defense Secretary

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan on Friday, his first overseas trip as the new Pentagon boss.
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New Afghan Challenge For U.S.: Shipping Stuff Out

The military has to pack up more than 11 years worth of equipment and send it home. The number of containers to move is in the six figures, and some question whether everything can be shipped out by the end of 2014.
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Afghan Government Bans Some American Forces For Links To Killings And Torture

Afghanistan's government is demanding that American special forces units leave a key province near the capital. Afghan officials have said Afghan troops working with the Americans may be be connected to kidnappings and torture of civilians. U.S. officials are still trying to get more information about the allegations. Audie Cornish talks with Tom Bowman.
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Karzai Asks U.S. Forces To Leave Key Afghan Province

The province in question is Wardak, the focus of recent counterinsurgency operations. The Afghan president's move comes amid allegations of torture and disappearances centering on Afghans who are part of the U.S. forces.

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