Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses the Loya Jirga on Sunday. Karzai expressed anger at an airstrike Thursday that killed a child, saying it could imperil a security agreement with the U.S. The U.S.-led international force apologized on Friday for the killing. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends the Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, in Kabul on Sunday. The assembly approved a deal that would allow the U.S. to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014. But Karzai has not yet agreed to sign the deal. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Afghan delegates to the Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, listen to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday. Some 2,500 elders and community leaders have gathered in Kabul to discuss a U.S.-Afghan security agreement that would define the role of U.S. troops after the combat mission ends next year. S. Sabawoon/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A member of the Afghan Loya Jirga listens as the more than 2,000 elders begin debating a proposed U.S.-Afghan security pact on Thursday in Kabul. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan soldier stands guard in the western city of Herat in October. U.S. Maj. Gen. James McConville, who commands coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan, says Afghan forces did hold their ground this year, but "they're not winning by enough that the enemy is willing to stop fighting yet." Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Will Afghan Forces Fare As NATO Troops Draw Down?

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An Afghan farmer collects raw opium as he works in a poppy field in Nangarhar province on April 29. Poppy cultivation reached a record high this year despite Western efforts to reduce it. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Farmers: Opium Is The Only Way To Make A Living

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Afghan farmers collect raw opium earlier this year in a poppy field in the Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul. Afghanistan's opium production surged in 2013 to record levels, despite 12 years of international efforts to wean the country off the narcotics trade, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Case Of Marines Desecrating Taliban Bodies Takes A New Twist

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Afghan National Army Commandos attend their graduation ceremony in Kabul in July. Foreign combat troops are set to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014 after handing over all security responsibilities to Afghan forces. S. Sabawoon/EPA/Landov hide caption

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How NATO Is Trying To Change The Narrative In Afghanistan

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Afghan men stand at a livestock market set up for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "feast of sacrifice," in the center of Kabul Monday. In an email, the Taliban is calling on Afghans to reject a new security agreement with the U.S. Anja Niedringhaus/AP hide caption

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Ahead of an expected — and repeatedly delayed — news conference, an Afghan worker leaves the area where Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai were expected to speak Saturday in Kabul. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan medics at Forward Operating Base Nolay in the southern province of Helmand treat an Afghan police officer shot by militants. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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As Afghan Troops Take The Lead, They Take More Casualties

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