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#PHOTOS: Part 3 of our look back on the war in #Afghanistan: #military

T hree days after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush stood before the ruins of the shattered World Trade Center and rallied his stunned and wounded nation: “I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people -- and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” The crowd responded with chants: “USA, USA, USA…” Within a month, America was at war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years and more than 2,350 servicemember lives later, America is closing a chapter on the longest war in the nation’s history: Operation Enduring Freedom, the mission to rout al-Qaida and drive the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. During those long years, the U.S. military – along with its NATO partners – have battled insurgents and worked to establish and train Afghan security forces. Along the way, the military has changed the way it fights, first in Afghanista...

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