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Obama In Afghanistan On Surprise Visit

One year to the day after announcing to the world the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, President Obama has arrived in Afghanistan. He also spoke to Americans in a televised message.

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The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Journalist Peter Bergen outlines the decade-long search for the al-Qaida leader in his new book Manhunt. Bergen is the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before it was razed by the Pakistani government.
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Looking Back: How The World Quickly Learned About Bin Laden's Death

One year ago, the news moved incredibly quickly. From rumor to confirmation to word of a burial at sea, it was all revealed in the space of about five hours.
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Afghan Soldiers' Attacks On U.S. Troops Not Being Fully Reported, AP Finds

There's been a policy of only reporting attacks that cause coalition fatalities, the wire service reports. So incidents that end with injuries or with only the attackers dead have not been reported.
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After Bin Laden, Al-Qaida Still Present As Movement

A year after the Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden, the CIA is stepping up drone attacks in Yemen and has broadened its targeting of al-Qaida's arm there. It is clear that al-Qaida isn't dead yet, and counterterrorism officials say the group is diminished. But its ideology, a kind of al-Qaida-ism, will take longer to die.
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A Glimpse Of Daily Life In Afghanistan

Headlines of war and political crises usually occupy the news out of Afghanistan. But beyond all that, ordinary life goes on.
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VA Struggles To Provide Vets With Mental Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs says any veteran who seeks mental health services gets help within days. But a new investigation by the agency's inspector general says the statistics are skewed to make wait times appear shorter. The VA will have a chance at a Senate hearing Wednesday to explain how it's going to do better.
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U.S., Afghan Security Pact Is Sweeping But Not Specific

While headlines say that that thanks to a new agreement the U.S. will continue to defend Afghanistan for a decade after the planned 2014 withdrawal of combat forces, many key details remain to be worked out. They include access to military bases.

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