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US Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Stop in Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has made a previously unannounced stop in Afghanistan. His visit Friday comes as the South Asian nation is experiencing a growing campaign of violence, especially in the east where there is an Islamic State presence. A new Pentagon study says there have been 27 percent more high profile attacks in the capital city of Kabul compared to the same time last year. In response to the increased violence, U.S. President Barack Obama has decided to maintain...

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