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Afghanistan, August 2011

Each month in the Big Picture, we post a collection of photographs from Afghanistan.  They feature American forces and those of other countries, and they show us daily life among the Afghan people.  In June, President Obama declared that the United States had largely achieved its goals in Afghanistan, which set in motion an aggressive timetable for the withdrawal of American troops.
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Afghan president's forces taking security lead

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (2 years ago)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security around the country from the U.S.-led NATO coalition. Read Post

Pentagon Report Declares Afghan Army Unprepared For Independence (VIDEO)

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

A Pentagon report intended for military commanders paints a dire picture of the state of Afghan security forces, particularly the Afghan National Army (ANA). President Obama is sending an additional 30,000 troops to the country in a... Read Post

The Obama Administration Is Ruining the Taliban’s Summer 2011 Plans

News : NYMag: Intelligencer (4 years ago)

Marking July 2011 as the month when American forces would start to withdraw from Afghanistan, as President Obama did last year, served two purposes. First, to keep pressure on the corrupt, ineffective, and generally terrible Afghan ... Read Post

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