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Brave talk cannot hide the risk of Afghanistan being a hub for resurgent al-Qaeda groups
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The American military refuses to reward failure: it's time the British Army followed suit
Military families outraged by a think-tank proposal to reduce profile of repatriation ceremonies
Escape immortalised by Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough was a disaster, costing 50 lives
US military decision starts a debate here – but some say women are already fighting on the frontline
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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