Blackwater Founder Backs Outsourcing Afghan War-Fighting to Contractors

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Report: Trump Administration Wants To 'Outsource Afghanistan To Mercenaries'

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U.S. Needs A Political Strategy In Afghanistan, Flournoy Says

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After twice being denied visas, a team of Afghan girls, who stopped for a photo at Herat International Airport in western Afghanistan on Thursday, has been permitted to travel to the U.S. for a robotics competition. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Afghanistan, U.S. Senators Urge Trump To Define Policy

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Trump Administration Outlines Emerging Strategy On Afghanistan

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Guests attend a Refugees Welcome dinner at Lapis restaurant in Washington, D.C. The goals of the evening: to bring locals together with refugees in their community and to break barriers by breaking bread. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Trump Administration Expected To Release New Afghan Strategy

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The man who attacked Camp Shaheen, the Afghan military base, was wearing an Afghan military uniform, the second such attack in the country in a week. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Evaluating Afghanistan As More Troops Expected

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U.S. Prepares To Send Thousands More Troops To Afghanistan

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Journalists David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killed on the road to Marjah, Afghanistan, last year during a reporting trip. Isabel Seliger for NPR hide caption

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Not A Random Attack: New Details Emerge From Investigation Of Slain NPR Journalists

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The death toll from Wednesday's bomb attack in Kabul has risen to more than 150, according to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He spoke at an international peace conference Tuesday in the Afghan capital. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images/Office of Press Counselor of Afghanistan Presidency hide caption

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Protesters throw stones at security forces during a demonstration in Kabul on Friday. Several demonstrators were killed during clashes with Afghan law enforcement after gathering to protest the security situation in the capital after Wednesday's deadly bombing. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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After Massive Bombing, Looking At The U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan

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