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As Washington Ponders Afghan Mission, Marines Toil in Helmand

By James Mackenzie CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan, July 16 – While Washington works on plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, U.S. forces on the ground are grappling with building an army in the middle of a war their commanders say is locked in stalemate. It is slow, hot, often frustrating work, ranging from overseeing basic

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U.S. Lawmakers Say Afghanistan Corruption Threatens Future Spending

WASHINGTON, Sept 16 – U.S. senators questioned State Department officials closely on Thursday about corruption in Afghanistan and said failure to address it could cause them to rethink the billions of dollars the United States spends there each year. “I don’t know what the political will here in the United States will be to continue

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U.S. May Not Make Afghanistan Troop Decision by Warsaw Summit

By Arshad Mohammed and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, June 13 – U.S. President Barack Obama may not decide before a NATO summit next month whether to alter plans to nearly halve America’s forces in Afghanistan, a diplomat and a U.S. official said. A decision had been expected at or before the summit in Warsaw on July

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