General Requests Thousands More Troops To Break Afghanistan 'Stalemate'

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Soldiers from the 36th Infantry Division deployed to Afghanistan to help train and advise that country's military. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says thousands more such troops are needed there. Maj. Randall Stillinger/U.S. Army hide caption

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The International Committee of Red Cross emblem hangs on the wall of a hospital in Afghanistan's Herat province. Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan girl on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, in October 2016. The U.N. mission in Afghanistan says the number of children killed or wounded increased 24 percent last year. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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A woman and her children carry containers of water on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Avalanches have killed more than 100 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Pictures of people who were incarcerated at Manzanar War Relocation Center are displayed alongside family tags at Manzanar National Historic Site near Independence, Calif., in 2015. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Marjan practices at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul. Rachel Corner/De Beeldunie hide caption

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All-Female Orchestra From Afghanistan Is A Force For Change

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Bilal Askaryar's parents were engaged in Kabul in 1984. The family fled Afghanistan in 1990, when Askaryar was five, and they were granted asylum in the United States. Courtesy of Bilal Askaryar hide caption

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One of the 8,400 remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan guards the bay of a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter as it flies near Kabul. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

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After Years Of War, Trump Stands To Inherit Ongoing Conflicts

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VFW Recruits On College Campus To Bring Young Vets Into The Fold

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A soldier fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system during weapons practice in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Heavy weapons like these generate a shock wave that may cause brain injuries. Sgt. Benjamin Tuck/CJSOTF-A/DVIDS hide caption

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Pentagon Shelves Blast Gauges Meant To Detect Battlefield Brain Injuries

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Saboor Sahely at his restaurant, Angie's, in Logan, Utah. Cache Valley Family Magazine hide caption

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

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A view of the ground floor at the unfinished Kabul Grand Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, as seen on Aug. 1. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction hide caption

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