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What Lies Beneath the Enduring Stalemate in Afghanistan

Jun 27, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
An Afghan soldier on patrol in southern Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2014.

An Afghan soldier on patrol in southern Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2014. The military stalemate in Afghanistan endures almost 17 years after the United States invasion in October 2001.

(ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Neither the Afghan government nor the Taliban -- each unpopular in their own way -- have been able to expand their support beyond their centers of power. And military force alone isn't likely to break the deadlock....

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