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Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War

While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles.
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Army General To Determine Fate of Bowe Bergdahl

The Pentagon said action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could range from no further action to convening a court martial. The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years until his release in a prisoner exchange.
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On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.
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Fight Against Corruption In Afghanistan Press On

Renee Montagne talks to John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. He recently released a report highlighting significant waste, fraud and abuse in the U.S. funded program.
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2 U.S. Soldiers Among More Than A Dozen Killed In Afghan Attacks

An Afghan Supreme Court official and 12 mine clearers were also among those killed in several attacks since late Friday.
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How Can The Rule Of Law Bring "Justness" And Not Just Justice?

Sharing cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan, shows how a country's laws can bring both justice and "justness."
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Kabul Postcard: A Neighborhood In Transistion

As NPR Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry wraps up his assignment, he assesses the change in his neighborhood, which has gone from dirt streets to upscale shopping centers.
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U.S. Says It Has Closed Its Final Detention Center In Afghanistan

The U.S. said it closed its facility at Bagram, ending a controversial chapter in American history. The U.S. said it no longer holds any prisoners in Afghanistan.
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Reporter In Kabul Wins Award For Courage In Journalism

Rolling Stone's Matthieu Aikins reported on this year's opium harvest — the biggest in Afghanistan's history. He also talks about traveling with a rescue crew in Syria and a Shia militia in Iraq.
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How Afghanistan Vets Are Trying To Cultivate Peace Through Saffron

Afghanistan has an ideal climate for growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. But little is exported. Rumi Spice is working with small farmers there to build the U.S. market for it.

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