Sgt. Nathan Harrell with the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, patrols on the edge of a village near Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan on March 29, 2014.
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Quiz: How much do you know about the war in Afghanistan?


On Thursday President Obama announced that changing circumstances will require U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan longer than originally intended. How familiar are you with the conflict that has become the United State’s longest running foreign war? Take our quiz and see how well you know this chapter in our nation’s history. 

Tom Hanks portrayed this congressman in a movie that was released in 2007.

This agreement did not bring peace to the country, just the withdrawal of Soviet troops

Coalition forces were able to capture the capital city of Kabul a few weeks into the operation

It is not known how exactly bin Laden was able to escape this close encounter. 

Despite the troop draw-down since then, the next president will still inherit an ongoing conflict in the country.

Upon election, this person promised there would be a new chapter in global relations. 

“The future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans,” said President Obama when he announced his plans to end the war by this date.

After noting that the situation in the country had changed, President Obama said, “As commander-in-chief, I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again.” 

This was was the first major urban area to fall to the Taliban since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.