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Brig. Gen. Viet Luong of the 1st Cavalry Division came to the United States in the 1970s after his family fled Vietnam in the waning days of the war there. He's now leading the effort to train Afghan soldiers to fight the Taliban. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

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An artillery gun fires a round at Taliban fighters in the hills of Nangahar Province. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

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Afghan commandos move through a smokescreen during a training exercise at Camp Commando on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

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In Kabul, An Uneasy Springtime Equilibrium

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Afghan Political Cartoonist Argues His Drawings Should Be More Critical

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Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago

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Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

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"The bonds of community, of tribe, are a very, very particular thing." - Sebastian Junger Courtesy Of TED hide caption

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How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love?

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Kabul Appears To Be More Tense Since U.S. Troop Drawdown

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Non-Profit Helps Young Afghan Women Reach Country's Tallest Peak

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The Ascent Of Afghan Women

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Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah (left) stands with President Ashraf Ghani, Vice President Joe Bidden, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

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