Afghan war enters 10th year

The war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 with a lightning rout of the Taliban, has transformed into a counterinsurgency with no end in sight.

In this July 8, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marines from the 2nd MEB, 1st Battalion 5th Marines sleep in their fighting holes inside a compound where they stayed for the night, in the Nawa district of Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

In this July 8, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marines from the 2nd MEB, 1st Battalion 5th Marines sleep in their fighting holes inside a compound where they stayed for the night, in the Nawa district of Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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