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NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, 1 dead

A helicopter from the NATO-led coalition crashed Saturday in a mountainous area of eastern Afghanistan where fighting has intensified, killing one foreign service member, NATO said. Full story

Bomb blast kills 3 policemen in Afghanistan

Fighting has escalated in eastern Afghanistan as Afghan and coalition forces step up their attacks on insurgents along the Pakistan border and militants retaliate with attacks on pro-government forces, including a bomb blast Thursday that killed three Afghan policemen. Full story

Afghan forces train to spot rogue soldiers, police

Hundreds of Afghan soldiers are training in counterintelligence to stop Afghan and coalition forces from being attacked by rogue policemen and soldiers, or militants impersonating them. Full story

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  Obama on Libya: 'We need...to see this through'

President Obama is trying to shore up his support for the mission at home while trying to heal a rift that's growing inside coalition forces. NBC's Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

  Gates says US in position to begin Afghan pullout

The Morning Joe panel discusses Defense Secretary Gates' trip to Afghanistan and meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai..

  Afghan airmen slowly earning their wings

With the help of coalition forces, Afghanistan’s fledgling military is gradually gaining mastery of the tasks they’ll have to perform alone once combat duties are transferred in 2014. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  U.S. troops wage dual battle in Marjah

Months after coalition forces engaged the Taliban in one of the war’s fiercest battles, U.S. troops continue to fight the enemy, while also trying to win over the people. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  The battle of Marja

TODAY’s Lester Holt travels with U.S. Marines to the town of Marja, Afghanistan, the scene one of the biggest offenses to date in the battle to drive the Taliban out. The biggest question, Holt reports, is what will become of Marja after the U.S. “transitions” out of the region.

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