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Afghan Dreams: In New Film, Nation's Untold Stories

Buzkashi Boys, a coming-of-age tale about two boys, captures Kabul's bustle and bleakness. It received a standing ovation at its recent premiere in the Afghan capital. The film doesn't have a Hollywood ending. Its director, Sam French, says he wanted the story to speak to the Afghan experience.
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Marine General Expected To Be Next Commander In Afghanistan

Gen. Joseph Dunford will be nominated to succeed Gen. John Allen as the top commander in Afghanistan, according to a defense official familiar with the decision. Allen is to become head of the U.S. European Command.
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Afghanistan Deadline Awaits Next U.S. President

Afghan forces are scheduled to take control of their country's security by the end of 2014. While President Obama says they will be fully responsible by then, Mitt Romney calls the deadline a goal. Either way, the next president will face a 10-year agreement to help Afghans with counterterrorism and training.
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Bombing Kills At Least 14 In Afghanistan, Including Three NATO Troops

In another incident, a firefight between NATO and Afghan troops left at least two Americans dead. Confusion, not an "insider attack," may have sparked the deadly exchange. The number of U.S. military and civilian personnel killed in Afghanistan since late 2001 has now passed 2,000.
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Insider Attacks Hinder Transition Out Of Afghanistan

In recent months, suspected insurgents have been turning on their U.S. and NATO trainers in a series of insider attacks. There have been more than 50 this year, including an apparent insider attack on Sunday. Host Rachel Martin talks with Seth Jones, a political scientist at the RAND Corporation and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary general of NATO.
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Reports Conflict On 'Insider Attack' In Afghanistan

According to an ISAF statement, the attack that killed a NATO service member and a civilian contractor in Afghanistan on Saturday may not have been an insider attack as originally reported.
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Can't Change Your Money In Iran? Try Afghanistan

Large sums of Iranian currency come into western Afghanistan every day and are exchanged for dollars, and then shipped back to Iran. There may be international sanctions against Iran, but in Afghan provinces that border the Islamic Republic, trade and money laundering are thriving.

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