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President Obama is facing increasing pressure to make a clear policy decision about the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It has been more than eight years since UN Forces entered the country on a mission to shut down Osama Bin Laden's terrorist base, and to topple the Taliban government that was sheltering al Qaeda. During the runup to last year's election President Obama pledged to make the Afghanistan conflict a priority. The battle to turn the war-torn terrorist haven into a stable democracy had been allowed to slide by the Bush administration, Obama said. His administration would do better ...


How one woman went to Afghanistan with $100 in her pocket

In 2004, Liz Grover bought a one-way ticket to Afghanistan. All she had in her pocket was a friend's address and $100 ... After the 9/11 attacks Grover was disturbed by the wave of anti-Muslim feeling that tended to lump all Muslims together as extremists. So she decided to go to the source and meet Muslim people on their own territory. "It wasn't easy to do this," she admits. "I was just about to turn 23. I'm willing to take chances, but I get scared like everyone else" ...


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