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Massacre Plays Into The Hands Of Taliban Propaganda

A U.S. Soldier is accused of killing some 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar on Sunday. Some say as far as U.S. policy is concerned, it couldn't have come at a worse time. Joining the conversation with Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep are Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post, former White House adviser Vali Nasr and retired Lt. Gen. David Barno.
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Killings A Blow To U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan

The killings of some 16 civilians in Afghanistan on Sunday allegedly by a U.S. soldier are raising new questions about U.S. military strategy: whether the surge of American troops worked and whether the U.S. troops have won over the Afghan people or alienated them.
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Lewis-McChord Soldiers Generate Alarming Headlines

The American soldier who allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday was from Joint Base Lewis-McChord — an Army-Air Force installation just south of Tacoma, Wash. It's one of the biggest bases in the military, and some say it's also one of the most troubled.
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Afghan Shootings Could Complicate U.S. Mission

The shooting of 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday is not likely to alter U.S. and NATO strategy in that country. But the incident will exacerbate tensions and could make it more difficult for the U.S. to work closely with the Afghans.
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Afghan Shooting Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

A series of recent episodes in Afghanistan has raised questions about the U.S. effort to work closely with the Afghans and wind down the U.S. military mission after more than a decade of war.
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Taliban Vow Revenge For Alleged U.S. Attack On Civilians

Taliban says they will avenge the killing of 16 civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, as questions arise over the possibility that more than a single gunman was involved.

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