Afghanistan, The Lingering War Seven years after U.S. troops and their Afghan allies ousted the Taliban, the Islamist militia is far from beaten. A five-part series explores the state, and future, of Afghanistan and the war against the Taliban.
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Afghanistan, The Lingering War

Seven years after the Taliban's ouster from power in Kabul, the Islamist militia is far from beaten.

Afghan Mission Has Two Goals: Security, Farming

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NATO's Role in Afghanistan Strains Alliance

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Taliban's Shifting Tactics Define Afghanistan Conflict

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Military Leaders See Mixed Results in Afghanistan

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