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If U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, much civilian aid may go too

By Reuters | Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:00 PM
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By Missy Ryan

WASHINGTON, Dec 26 (Reuters) - For years, U.S. officials have pointed to the improvements in the everyday lives of Afghans made possible by billions of dollars in aid from the United States and elsewhere.

In Afghanistan, people now live 20 years longer on average than under Taliban rule, they say; 7 million more children attend ...

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