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On his weekly address today, President Obama outlined some of his plans with Afghanistan, as well as how to bring the U.S. debt down to soften the currently economic climate. To wit:

Because of their bravery and dedication, the tide of war has turned in Afghanistan. The goal that I set - to defeat al Qaeda, and deny it a chance to rebuild - is within reach.

When addressing domestic plans, Obama said:

I've called on Congress to take the money we

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To mark the one-year anniversary of the American raid in Pakistan that killed Osama Bin Laden, President Obama traveled unannounced and under the cover of night to Afghanistan, where he signed a strategic partnership agreement with President Hamid Karzai. The agreement will broadly govern the U.S. role in Afghanistan once the American combat mission stops at the end of 2014 -- 13 years aft

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Compare And Contrast of the Day: Meanwhile, a world away: A poignant portrait of daily life in Afghanistan, by Lukas and Salome Augustin.

Lukas writes:

I have lived from 2006-2008 in Kabul doing my civil service for a humanitarian aid organization. This March I had the chance to go back with my fiancé to show her the place

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Headbanging Not Bombs of the Day: Hundreds of lucky Afghans attend a secret rock music festival in Kabul -- the first live music concert in Afghanistan since the 1970s.

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Wartime Tweets of the Day: While the Taliban assault on the US Embassy in Kabul was still ongoing, NATO-led forces engaged insurgents in a bit of modern warfare via Twitter.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) took to Twitter to complain about comments made by a Tali

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Say What of the Day: Mission Accomplished: Afghanistan is getting its own version of The Office.

Called The Ministry, the mockumentary-style sitcom, set to air on Tolo TV, will follow document the exploits of employees at Afghanistan's "Ministry of Garbage