A new type of high-tech training exercise integrates troops on the ground, Marines in simulators and virtual forces, as part of the Marine Corps’ aggressive 10-year plan to prepare units to deploy anywhere, anytime.
Small businesses and large investors alike have been hit hard in Afghanistan amid uncertainty over the country’s future. An election impasse and the growing tensions surrounding it are adding to the potential for an economic crisis that, in addition to political and military crises, raising further questions about the legacy left by U.S. intervention.
For Afghan schools, the evaporation of international money that has accompanied the withdrawal of international military forces threatens to shutter their doors and reverse one of the few tangible achievements of a controversial war: a vast improvement in girl’s education.
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