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Afghanistan Mission Faces Crisis, U.S. Officials Say

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Afghanistan Mission Faces Crisis, U.S. Officials Say

Afghanistan Mission Faces Crisis, U.S. Officials Say

Afghanistan Mission Faces Crisis, U.S. Officials Say

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There are several alarming reports about Afghanistan, describing it as a failing state on the verge of a humanitarian crisis. NATO is losing the fight there — according to one of the reports by a respected former NATO commander.

Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill have seized on the reports to call for a new U.S. strategy. State Department officials insist they are making progress and show no sign of doing anything differently.