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Afghan Troops Vetted Again After U.S., NATO Attacks

A top U.S. general in Afghanistan says all 350,000 Afghan troops will be vetted once more in an effort to verify their loyalties and their backgrounds. Already the Afghans have removed as many as 300 Afghan troops who did not measure up. This year there has been a spate of insider attacks on U.S. and NATO troops.
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Hundreds Of Afghan Soldiers Arrested Or Discharged

Afghan officials are looking to stop the wave of "green on blue" attacks against coalition troops.
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Afghans Seek A Homegrown Plan For Security

American troops are leaving volatile Kandahar province by the thousands, handing security over to Afghan forces. But many Afghans don't trust Western forces or their own government to keep them safe. For the past two months, dozens of local leaders have been trying to come up with their own plan to revive Kandahar.
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For Afghan Girl, Going To School Is Act Of Bravery

Like countless other Afghan girls, Rahmaniya yearns to go to school. But her older brother wants her to stop going and to get married — and is threatening to kill her if she doesn't. Her plight highlights the difficulties many girls still face in the Taliban heartland if they want to get an education
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U.S. Drawdown Leaves Afghans With Mixed Feelings

As American troops prepare to leave, Afghans have a wide range of opinions on what it means. Some say the Americans can't leave quickly enough. Others say they fear the country will become more chaotic once U.S. and NATO forces depart.

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