Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

Published On: Jun 18 2013 11:36:52 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2014 09:56:46 AM CDT

The killing of a U.S. general marks a dark chapter in the war in Afghanistan. Here's a look back at the longest conflict in U.S. history.

President Obama from news conference
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Feb. 17, 2009 -- Newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama announces 30,000 additional troops will be sent to Afghanistan in a move similar to an earlier troop surge in Iraq.

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