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November 12, 2009

Afghanistan War at a pivotal point

The war in Afghanistan is at a pivotal point as President Barack Obama decides on American troop levels and how to deal with a fractured Afghan government and people. University of Minnesota history professor Iraj Bashiri, who recently returned from the region, says troops have a role in the mending but the difficult and essential part is recreating the culture of Afghanistan.

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