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Artificial flowers decorate barbed wire fence as Soviet army troops stop in Kabul, Afghanistan, in May 1988. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 to shore up the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. Douglas E. Curran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Russians Today Take Pride In Afghan War That Foretold Soviet Demise

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In this file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., stands in front of photos of fallen soldiers along a hallway leading to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Jones, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken Republican critic of the war, died Sunday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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In remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Friday, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said a "long agenda" of issues need to be resolved before a peace deal can be finalized. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the effort to advance an amendment that supports keeping U.S. troops in Syria and Afghanistan to fight ISIS and al-Qaida. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Republicans Rebuke President On Syria And Afghanistan Policy

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Guards of honor carry a photo of Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, at his burial ceremony in Kandahar in October. AP hide caption

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What 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018

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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai, a representative of the Taliban, attends international talks in Moscow last month. On Monday, the Islamist militant group announced that its representatives would be having conversations with the U.S. in the United Arab Emirates. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Utah Town Remembers Its Mayor, Killed In Action In Afghanistan

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