As he celebrated re-election, US President Barack Obama spoke of his desire to "shape a peace" in his second term, but he faces huge challenges in Afghanistan, where he must end his country's longest war.
US Army soldiers operating under the International Security Assistance Force patrol near Baraki Barak base in Afghanistan's Logar Province. In his second term, US President Barack Obama faces huge challenges in Afghanistan, where he must end his country's longest war.
From the very early days of his presidency in 2009, Obama has learned the hard way that plans laid in Washington often crumble in the hard realities of the land known as the "Graveyard of Empires".
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