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US Strategy In Afghanistan Questioned Amid Violence

Recent events in Afghanistan, including violence since the inadvertent burning of Qurans and the murder of two American officers in Kabul, are challenging core assumptions of US strategy in Afghanistan. The Obama administration has planned to wind down US involvement in the war by training Afghan forces to take over the mission. Whether the Afghans and Americans can even trust each other is now being questioned.
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White House: Afghanistan Strategy Won't Change

Robert Siegel talks with White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes about the challenges for the United States in working with the Afghan government and security forces, following the Quran burning incident. Rhodes says the United States continues its partnership with Afghan security forces. Rhodes adds that while there is concern about the anger the incident has stirred in Afghanistan, the White House believes the majority of the Afghan people still do not support the Taliban.
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Will Killings Over Quran Burnings Lead To Faster Pullout From Afghanistan?

The plan has been for U.S. and NATO military personnel to be be in Afghanistan at least another two years to advise the Afghan military. Attacks and protests, though, are making it increasingly difficult to perform that mission.
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Afghan Violence Continues Over Quran Burning

In Afghanistan, a car bomb at a U.S. airbase near the city of Jalalabad exploded, killing 9 people on Monday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. It follows deadly protests over what were said to be accidental burnings of the Quran.
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Two American Officers Killed At Afghan Ministry

Two American military officers were shot and killed today in the heavily guarded Interior Ministry building in Kabul. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks to Kabul bureau chief Quil Lawrence about the shootings, which follow five days of riots and protests over the burning of Koran's at a NATO base earlier this week.
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Gunman Kills 2 Americans In Afghan Ministry; NATO Recalls Advisers

The attack comes during a week of violent unrest in Afghanistan following the reportedly accidental burnings of copies of the Quran at a U.S. military base earlier this week.

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