Afghan police and U.S. Army soldiers jointly patrol the outskirts of Kandahar city as a boy pushes another boy in a wheelbarrow. The U.S. effort in Kandahar province faces a key challenge: Security is needed to enable local government to flourish, but without a local government in place, security is difficult to establish. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Up For Grabs: $10M For Groups Reaching Kids

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Filmmaker's Goal: To See Combat Through GIs' Eyes

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Sunken Treasure In Lake Michigan: Century-Old Ship

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Bitterness Grows Amid U.S.-Backed Sons Of Iraq

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The Spin: Istanbul's Jam Is Yalin's 'Ah Be Kardesim'

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