Afghan war claimed no U.S. soldiers in March

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For the first time in more than seven years, there were zero combat casualties among U.S. military forces in Afghanistan during a full calendar month, according to NATO press releases.

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Canada welcomes home last troops from Afghanistan

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Eighty-four armed forces members were welcomed home marking the end of Canada’s participation in the Afghanistan war, a mission that spanned 12 years and marked the country’s longest ever military engagement.

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U.S. obtains new video of only service member held captive in Afghanistan

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Officials have obtained a “proof of life” video of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009. It’s the first video in three years.

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Mom surprised by soldier son in Santa suit: ‘It meant everything’

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A New Jersey mom received the gift she wanted the most for Christmas, wrapped in a big red suit with a white beard and glasses.

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Christmas in Afghanistan: Thoughts of home as US troops get on with job

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It was neither a silent nor holy night for American troops based in Afghanistan.

With the whir of choppers overhead, weapons holstered at their sides, and convoys rolling out, everyone was constantly reminded of the job at hand and dangers they face.

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Six US soldiers killed in Afghan helicopter crash

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Wounded in Afghanistan, soldiers begin healing in Germany

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When a rocket blast struck him in southern Afghanistan nearly two weeks ago, cleaving a nine-inch gash in the back of his neck, Marine Corporal Michael Hall began a journey that has become a signature route home for thousands of American service-members.

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US, Afghanistan reach agreement on security pact

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Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said a final draft of key U.S.-Afghan bilateral agreement has been reached after a series of phone calls with President Hamid Karzai this morning.

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US-Afghan agreement would keep American troops on ground for years to come

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While many believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key US-Afghan deal obtained by NBC News shows the US is prepared to spend billions on outposts and security, with no end date in sight.

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Afghanistan’s answer to Hillary Clinton? Fawzia Koofi launches bid to be president

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A political pioneer and outspoken lawmaker took her first steps toward running for president of Afghanistan Thursday, promising to take the country out of its “days of darkness.”

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Afghan women fight stigma to find love

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Think it’s hard to find Mr. Right in a city like New York or Los Angeles? Try Kabul, where it’s considered a crime for a woman to be seen in public with a man she isn’t engaged, married or related to.

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30 percent of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans have mulled suicide: survey
Nearly one third of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have contemplated suicide, according to survey results released Wednesday, underscoring the dark depths of a mental-health crisis that has gripped the U.S. military and the American veteran community in recent years.

When a soldier says he won’t kill

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Private Second Class Chris Munoz’s “conscientious objector” application is a rarity compared to the 171,000 claims made during the divisive, draft-based Vietnam War. But the number may be rising, one group suggests.

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Aesha, three years later: ‘I’m a very lucky girl’

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Three years after her photograph appeared on the cover of TIME magazine and became a symbol for oppressed women in Afghanistan, Aesha Mohammadzai has made incredible strides recovering from the night when her father-in-law, husband and in-laws cut off her nose and parts of her ears.

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Editor’s Note: Watch Ann Curry’s full interview with Aesha Friday, June 14 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams

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