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Video Shows U.S. Soldier Captured In Afghanistan

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Video Shows U.S. Soldier Captured In Afghanistan

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Video Shows U.S. Soldier Captured In Afghanistan

Video Shows U.S. Soldier Captured In Afghanistan

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A Taliban-affiliated Web site began circulating a video of a captured U.S. soldier Sunday, just as American commanders there are putting their new counterinsurgency strategy in place.

Andrew Gray, chief Pentagon correspondent for Reuters, talks to NPR's Guy Raz about the new strategy. Gray, who just returned from Afghanistan with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, says the biggest change he's seen in the country is the bulked up U.S. presence.