Military's Focus Shifts To Befriending Marjah
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Taliban Attack Kills At Least 17 In Kabul
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An Afghan security officer patrols outside the shattered Park Residence guesthouse in the Shahre Naw area in the heart of Kabul. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Suicide Attacks Strike Afghan Capital
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A lieutenant issues orders as U.S. Marines come under Taliban sniper fire in the northeast of Marjah on Feb. 14. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Offensive Critical To Obama Strategy, Allies
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Afghan War Benefits From 'New Momentum'
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has apologized to the Afghan government for U.S. military strikes that killed at least 39 civilians. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Haji Zahir, the new governor of Marjah in Helmand province, listens to residents' grievances Monday. It was the first time an Afghan government official visited the former Taliban stronghold in two years. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Government Enters Marjah To Cool Reception
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U.S. Official: Responsive Afghan Government Is Goal
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Dutch Troops To Leave Afghanistan This Year
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The Afghan head of the Third Brigade 205th corps, Gen. Mohiudin Ghori, tells Marja villagers that it is time to back the government, not the Taliban. Soraya Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Taliban Resistance Strong In Southern Afghanistan
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Bin Laden Tapes Show Jihadis Eat Breakfast, Too
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U.S. Marine and Afghan army commanders confer after their men begin taking fire while on patrol earlier this week. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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A Burst Of Gunfire, And A Marine Lost In Marjah
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Ahmed Rashid Offers An Update On The Taliban
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