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Why the U.S. Won't Be Leaving Afghanistan Any Time Soon

Aug 16, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Why the U.S. Won't Be Leaving Afghanistan Any Time Soon
An Afghan soldier carries the national flag after government forces took control of a village from the Islamic State in August in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan. The government's losses in other parts of the country outweigh its gains.
(NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images)

Fifteen years after the United States invaded Afghanistan, the country's Taliban insurgency rages on, forcing the embattled Afghan government to continue leaning heavily on foreign assistance. The Taliban's persistent threat to political stability, coupled with the nascent Islamic State menace rising in the east, will make it next to impossible...

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