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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Afghan security forces stand in formation during the third phase of transfer of authority from NATO troops to Afghan security forces in Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

We’re less than 100 days away from the Presidential Election, but the candidates don’t seem to be talking about the war in Afghanistan. Why is that?

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
President Barack Obama steps off of Marine One at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware to pay tribute to 30 fallen soldiers. (AP)

The deaths of 30 special operations personnel who were in a helicopter that was shot down in Afghanistan Saturday focus a new spotlight on the war there.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Greer Saunders walks alongside children in the main bazaar during a patrol with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in Sangin district southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. (AP)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has announced seven areas of the country which will pass from foreign troop control into Afghan hands this July. We touch down in one of the cities expected to be put under local control.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Four New York Times journalists are now free after being captured by government forces while reporting in Libya. Their colleague, correspondent Michael Kamber, joins us to talk about the dangers of working in a war zone and his own reporting from Afghanistan.

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Monday, February 21, 2011
The body of a child wrapped in posters is brought out of a supermarket Jan. 28, 2011 in central Kabul, Afghanistan, after a bomb exploded inside, killing 14. (AP)

In late January, a suicide bomb went off in a Kabul, Afghanistan supermarket killing 14 people. Among the dead was an entire family that included one of Afghanistan’s most prominent human rights advocates, Hamida Barmaki. We take a look at her legacy.

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Friday, January 28, 2011
Sergeant Brendan O'Byrne of Second Platoon, Battle Company awaits for a helicopter supply drop at Outpost Restrepo, in the Korengal Valley, Kunar Priovince, Afghanistan. (© Outpost Films/ 2010 Tim Hetherington, from the award winning documentary, "Restrepo.")

One of the movies nominated for an Oscar this week is “Restrepo,” a documentary about American soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan. We revisit a conversation with Army Capt. Dan Kearney, featured in the film.

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Monday, December 27, 2010
(Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

In 2008, New York Times reporter David Rohde was kidnapped by insurgents in Afghanistan. He tells the story of how he escaped in a new book, co-written by his wife, Kristen Mulvihill.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
U.S. soldiers patrol in Panjwai district of Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

A White House review of the Afghanistan War concludes that this year’s troop surge has diminished the influence of al-Qaida and the Taliban, though gains are fragile.

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Monday, December 13, 2010
Soldiers dug through the rubble after a bomb destroyed an outpost in Kandahar Province. Six Americans were killed. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)

The New York Times’ Tyler Hicks describes photographing the aftermath of a recent suicide attack in Afghanistan that left six Americans dead and more than a dozen American and Afghan troops wounded.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Former Marine officer Jake Cusack visits with a local businessman in Kandahar. (Erik Malmstrom)

Much of the news we hear from Afghanistan is bad: political corruption, fraudulent elections and casualties from the war. But two veterans, just back from the country, say they saw a silver lining while touring businesses and factories there.

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Monday, November 15, 2010
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Guinta. (173rd Airborne Brigade Public Affairs)

Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will be presented with the nation’s highest military honor, the medal of honor. Giunta is being honored for his bravery during a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley in 2007.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

How Facebook and email affect the military’s process of telling family members their loved ones have been killed.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

There’s unrest in Afghanistan as September’s parliamentary elections still haven’t been decided.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010
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US Facilitates Peace Talks Between Taliban And Afghan Leaders, Sister’s ‘Conviction’ In Her Brother’s Innocence Pays Off, Falcon Lake Shooting Takes A Chilling Turn, Mine Safety Under Scrutiny Around The World, The Old 97′s Return With ‘The Grand Theater’

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Monday, September 20, 2010
British soldiers from Somme Company providing security as Afghan National Army troops search compounds near the town of Sayedebad, Afghanistan. (AP)

Healthcare Provisions Kick In Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Inside C-Street, The House That Hoped To Transform America, Brits Turn Over Dangerous Afghan Province to Americans, Testimony Resumes This Week In CT Home Invasion And Murder Trial, ‘Cathy’ Says Good-bye After 34 Years

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Friday, September 17, 2010
A policeman stands guard a day ahead of parliamentary elections in Kabul. (AP)

Afghanistan Braces For Another Election, The Man, ‘The Mastermind’ Of Sept. 11, Possible Twister Touches Down In NYC, Tech University Experiments With Social Media Blackout, India’s Superstar Composer Bridges Borders With Music, Paging Moon Unit: Baltimore To Honor Frank Zappa

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Monday, September 13, 2010
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, addresses supporters during a Tea Party Express news conference in Wilmington, Del., (AP Photo)

As Midterms Approach, Republicans Waffle On Tax Message, A Tale Of Two Tea Party Primaries, Concerns About Security Ahead Of Afghan Election, Chinese Investment in Africa, Spinning the Blues

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Travie McCoy at the Bamboozle Chicago music festival in May. (TCDC Media/Flickr)

‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Takes Campaign Center Stage, Are All Soldiers Heroes?, Kosovo Edges Forward As An Independent State, Letters, Travie McCoy Breaks Big With ‘Billionaire’

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Parnian Nazary reading a poem about Afghan women at a cultural event at Wellesley College. (Courtesy of Parnian Nazary)

Christian Aid Group Pledges To Stay In Afghanistan, Lives Intersect Because Of Taliban,Harley Davidson’s Labor Woes, Ideas Hope To Bring Detroit New Life, The Surprising Answer To How We Spend Our Leisure Time

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
** FILE ** This undated handout file photo provided by the Agriculture Department shows an aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin.  Old mosquitoes usually spread disease, so Australian researchers figured out a way to make the pests die younger - naturally, not poisoned.  Scientists have been racing to genetically engineer mosquitoes to become resistant to diseases like malaria and dengue fever that plague millions around the world, as an alternative to mass spraying of insecticides.  (AP Photo/USDA)

Afghan Oprah Advances Women’s Rights, Sports Wrap: Shaq Becomes A Celtic, A-Rod Gets To 600*, Getting To Yes In North Korea, A Young Girl Comes Of Age In 9/11 Aftermath

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