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In Washington, War Fatigue Is Setting In

Aug 2, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Weary Afghan and American soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division return from a long patrol to Combat Outpost Asheque Oct. 16, 2010 in Zhari district west of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Washington is weighing its options to determine whether it will deploy more troops to the 15-year war in Afghanistan.

(CHRIS HONDROS/Getty Images)

As the newest administration in Washington hammers out a strategy for the war in Afghanistan, a rift has opened among U.S. policymakers about how to proceed. On one side is the Pentagon, which has proposed sending up to 3,900 troops to the conflict-ridden country. If approved, the move would escalate...

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