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U.S. Troops Leaving, But Afghan Situation Still Rocky

Dec 16, 2012 (Weekend Edition Sunday) — The U.S. plans to reduce the number of its troops in Afghanistan next year. The current level -- about 65,000 -- is already well below the peak of about 100,000 American forces.As the war draws down, however, and the troops come home, the challenge in Afghanistan does not get any easier. A new Pentagon report suggests the Taliban remains strong. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman about the latest.

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