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Checking In On The U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

In 2011, soldiers from Alpha Co. 101st Airborne Division walk beneath the high mud walls that make up the labyrinth of alleyways and corridors of the village of Sangeray in the Zhari District of Kandahar Province.

We're hearing a lot less about Afghanistan these days, but the longest war in American history is not over. The U.S. still has nearly 10,000 military personnel in Afghanistan, where their mission is now focused on training and assisting Afghan troops, who've taken the lead in fighting the Taliban.

The Americans are not supposed to be involved in combat. But the U.S. flew several thousand sorties last year and troops still find themselves in places where the fighting carries on.

NPR Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman and NPR photographer David Gilkey are traveling to Afghanistan to spend a month with the U.S. and Afghan forces. They discussed their trip with Greg Myre, international editor for

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