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  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, gestures during an interview with the Associated Press at his headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, March 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

    U.S., Afghanistan reach deal on Wardak troop pullout

    The U.S. military and the Afghan government reached a deal Wednesday on a gradual pullout of American special forces and their Afghan counterparts from a contentious eastern province, officials said.

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    NORTH: Afghanis fear U.S. abandonment

    Wardak Province, Afghanistan

  • ** FILE ** Members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) listen to a speech during a ceremony presenting new uniforms for the ALP at Gizab village of Uruzgan province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, April 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    U.S. halts training some Afghan forces after attacks

    The U.S. military has halted the training of Afghan-government-backed militias for at least a month to give the Americans time to redo the vetting of new recruits after a string of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies, officials said Sunday.

  • **FILE** Afghan security forces raise Afghanistan's flag in place of NATO's flag on July 18, 2012, during the third phase of transfer of authority from NATO troops to Afghan security forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    Another Afghan police attack kills 2 U.S. servicemen

    A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

  • ** FILE ** An Afghan security man stands guard on the roof of a damaged house following a gun battle between militants and Afghan security forces on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Afghan police officer kills 3 U.S. Marines

    An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday and then fled into the desolate darkness of southern Afghanistan, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week.

  • Villagers join Afghan Local Police on Thursday, March 29, 2012, for a ceremony in Gizab at which new uniforms were presented. Commanders think the units are capable of holding villages after NATO troops clear out the enemy. (Associated Press)

    Afghan Local Police key to success against Taliban

    A small, little-noticed counterinsurgency force that was created in the ninth year of the Afghanistan War is proving to be the key for U.S. troops to leave the country in victory.

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