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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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Rapid Delivery driver Dennis Radlinger loads packages into his truck. Charles Michael Ray for NPR hide caption

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Rural Shipping Company Finds Itself Going 'Backward'

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