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Lessons For Afghanistan War From 'Little America'

In his new book Little America, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran traces the decision-making process by senior American military officials during the 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan and analyzes their struggle to develop successful policies on the ground.
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As NATO Draws Down, Afghans Fear A Brain Drain

Afghanistan's anemic economy has been propped up for the past decade by international aid. But as NATO troops draw down, international assistance is also shrinking, which could put many jobs at risk and lead skilled Afghans to look elsewhere for work.
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Afghan Tunnel: Decrepit, Dangerous Yet Indispensible

NATO supply convoys into Afghanistan are using a long, slow and expensive route through Central Asia after Pakistan closed its border last year. Trucks driving high in the Hindu Kush on crumbling roads pass through the Soviet-built Salang Tunnel, where lines of waiting traffic often stretch 10 miles.
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More Than 20 Die In Taliban Attack On Afghan Resort

Taliban militants attacked a lakeside resort just outside Kabul on Thursday, setting off a night-long siege that left dozens dead and wounded.
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A Look At The Afghan Resort The Taliban Targeted

The latest Taliban attack was not on a military installation or a government building. It was on a lakeside resort that attracted Afghan families. NPR's Ahmad Shafi was a visitor there just last month.
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Taliban Attack Kills 21 At Lakeside Resort Near Kabul

Taliban militia stormed a posh resort outside Kabul, killing guests and security guards and prompting an 11-hour standoff with Afghan and NATO forces.

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