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An Afghan policeman stands guard in front of a French restaurant "Le Jardin" after a Taliban suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2016. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Mission to defeat the Taliban near failure

America's 14-year project to defeat the Taliban and build a stable Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of failure, according to a sobering report Friday by a government watchdog.The Taliban controls more of the country than at any time since U.S. troops invaded in 2001, notes the quarterly report to Congress by the Special Inspector...

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