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.
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.
Tina Brown, editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, joins NPR's Steve Inskeep for another round of reading recommendations. This month, she offers three picks that show how the world looks after the 2001 attacks.
In a new book, the CNN anchor tells the story of Combat Outpost Keating. The ill-fated American military base was in a remote Afghan valley, and on Oct. 3, 2009, it became the site of one of the deadliest attacks against U.S. troops in the history of the war in Afghanistan.
The U.N. reports that for the first time in six years, casualties in the Afghan war have decreased. There was sharp drop in the number of dead and wounded attributed to attacks by Afghan government and Western forces.
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