U.S. Army Pvt. Freymond Tyler sleeps on a laptop next to his gun at combat outpost Makuan in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, in 2011. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. troops patrol in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province, Afghanistan. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Blood stained the ground at the scene today in Khost, where a suicide bomber struck. Anwarullah /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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January 2011: Boys in the Andar district of Afghanistan gathered to collect candy from passing U.S. Army soldiers. Now, there are reports from that area of locals rising up against the Taliban. Shah Marai /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A suicide bomber struck a convoy of buses today in Kabul, killing at least 12 people — mostly foreigners. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There were also anti-American protests in Kabul on Sunday. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

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A U.S. Predator drone flies through the night sky over Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Such drones have been targeting groups such as the Haqqani network that are accused of attacking U.S. and Afghan forces. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Marine (right) and an Afghan National Army soldier on patrol this summer in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. Adek Berry /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on the NPR Newscast

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