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Afghan soldiers stand guard after the American military left the Bagram Airfield, north of Kabul, on July 5. While the U.S. military is now largely gone from Afghanistan, the CIA is still monitoring the Taliban and developments in the country, though under much more difficult circumstances. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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With The U.S. Military Gone, The CIA Faces Tough Challenges In Afghanistan

The CIA and the military depend on each other in war zones like Afghanistan. Now that U.S. forces have pulled out almost entirely, the spy agency will have a harder time keeping tabs on the Taliban.

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Afghan soldiers stand guard after the American military left the Bagram Airfield, north of Kabul, on July 5. While the U.S. military is now largely gone from Afghanistan, the CIA is still monitoring the Taliban and developments in the country, though under much more difficult circumstances. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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With The U.S. Military Gone, The CIA Faces Tough Challenges In Afghanistan

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