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US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the U.S. military is already conducting air combat patrols and support from ships in the Gulf.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
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Surprise meeting raises hopes of peace talks in Afghanistan
The recent surprise meeting between a U.S. official and the Taliban raises hope that an end to the 17-year-long war could be in the negotiation process.
By Neil Fotre