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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including President Obama’s decision announced that day to keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the…

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    President Obama Remarks on Afghanistan

    President Obama delivered a statement on the security situation in Afghanistan. He said the situation remained “precarious,” and announced that the U.S. would maintain…

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    Book Discussion on The Mirror Test

    Kael Weston talked about his book, The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan, about America’s role in the world after September 11, 2001. In his book, Mr. Weston…

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    Future of Afghanistan

    Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib talked about his perspective on the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, as well as the future of Afghanistan and the war against the Taliban.

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    Anti-Taliban Efforts in Afghanistan

    Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib talked about security efforts in Afghanistan, combating the Taliban, and the U.S. role in his country. Ambassador Mohib said of President Obama’s…

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    Military Modernization

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed efforts to modernize the military. He said that his plan was designed to build a bridge between national security needs and innovators…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefed reporters and took their questions on a range of Defense Department issues including Defense Secretary Carter’s “Force of the…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, Resolute Support Mission deputy chief of staff for communication, briefed reporters via satellite on U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.

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    U.S. Involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Daniel Serwer discussed the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Topics included the replacement for a recently killed Taliban leader in Afghanistan, the Iraqi military’s…

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    Future of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib talked about the potential for successful democracy, peace, and unity in Afghanistan, relations with the U.S., and security challenges…

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    Q&A with Zalmay Khalilzad

    Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, talked about his memoir, The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, Resolute Support Mission deputy chief of staff for communication, briefed reporters in the Pentagon via satellite from Kabul on U.S. military operations…

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    Challenges Facing Afghanistan

    Former Afghan Interior Minister Ali Jalali and other scholars talked about the political and security challenges facing Afghanistan’s government and possibilities for strengthening…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics. He addressed the Defense Department’s findings in the investigation into the U.S. airstrikes on…

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    Investigation of U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital

    General Joseph Votel briefed reporters and responded to questions on an investigation into the October 3, 2015, U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz,…

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    Afghanistan Weapons Program

    Defense Department officials testified at a hearing on weapons contracts in Afghanistan. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), outlined…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, Resolute Support Mission deputy chief of staff for communication, briefed reporters via satellite from Kabul on U.S. military operations in…

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    Conversation with Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani

    First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani Afghanistan’s spoke about the challenges facing her country in its efforts to rebuild. She addressed several perceptions she called…

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    Book Discussion on We Are Afghan Women

    Laura Bush talked about the book, We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, about the lives of Afghan women since the U.S. invasion. Mrs. Bush wrote the introduction to the book, which…

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    Universal News-in-Brief from March 27, 1951

    This 1951 Universal News-in-Brief showed a toy drive for French orphans and war wounded children, an Afghan government official visit to a coal mine in Washington state, and Navy women…

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