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The United States Sets Its Sights Beyond Afghanistan

Aug 22, 2017 | 03:43 GMT
A U.S. soldier holds the national flag ahead of a handover ceremony at CampLeatherneck in Lashkar Gah in the Afghan province of Helmand on April 29.

As U.S. personnel facilitated the handover of Camp Leatherneck on April 29 in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, 300 U.S. marines arrived at Camp Shorab to assist Afghan forces against the Taliban's spring offensive.

(WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite the U.S. confirmation of support to the region, major geopolitical factors will determine the success of any Western strategy in Afghanistan....

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