Afghanistan

Ted Aljibe—AFP/Getty Images

Ted Aljibe—AFP/Getty Images

June 23, 2011. A US soldier from Viper Company (Bravo), 1-26 Infantry stands on a guard tower as the sun rises at Combat Outpost (COP) Sabari in Khost province in the east of Afghanistan. On June 23, President Barack Obama ordered all 33,000 US surge troops home from Afghanistan by next summer, declared the beginning of the end of the war and vowed to turn to “nation building” at home.

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