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Afghanistan Commander Says U.S. Mission 'On Track'

The top military commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, testified on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. It's his first public appearance before Congress since the killings of 16 Afghan civilians, apparently by a U.S. soldier. That incident and others, have caused new tensions between the U.S. and Afghanistan's government, and prompted some to reappraise America's strategy for the war. Nevertheless, Allen insisted that the strategy remains on course.
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'Justice Will Be Done,' Pentagon Official Says Of Afghan Massacre

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are hearing about the ripple effects on the mission in Afghanistan from the murders of 16 civilians, allegedly by a U.S. Army staff sergeant.
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'All My Dreams Are Buried Under A Pile Of Dust Now,' Says Grieving Afghan

Muhammad Wazir says 11 of his family members, including his wife and six children, died in the massacre of 16 civilians that's been blamed on a U.S. Army soldier.
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Grieving Afghan Father: 'All My Dreams Are Buried'

Many details have emerged about the American soldier suspected of gunning down 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province. But little has been reported about those who were killed or the five still recovering. One Afghan farmer lost nearly his entire family in the attack.
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Steady Course On Afghanistan, Obama Adviser Says

Steve Inskeep talks with Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough about the White House's strategy on Afghanistan. Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies before Congress this week in the wake of the alleged shooting spree by a U.S. soldier that left 16 Afghans dead.
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Soldier Suspected In Massacre To Meet With Lawyer Today

Meanwhile, a contradictory picture is emerging of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. He had been a solid soldier. But he was also under stress.

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