Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five provinces in southern Afghanistan. The hospital is in the middle of a war zone, but it continues to strive to provide better care with the development help of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Rebuilding Afghanistan: Locals Want More Say

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Corruption Ignored, Deplored In Afghanistan

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A massive effort is under way to train thousands of new troops in Afghanistan. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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For U.S., Vast Challenge To Expand Afghan Forces

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai passes an honor guard in Kabul before his swearing-in ceremony last month as the country's president for another five-year term. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Afghanistan, U.S. Success Depends On Karzai

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