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No nation-building in Afghanistan? Easier said than done, experts say

Over the decades, the concept of nation-building has been in and out of favor with successive American administrations. President Trump says he wants no part of it in Afghanistan. But past presidents have found that when it comes to foreign interventions, it’s very difficult to achieve and sustain...

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  • Meet Charles Robert Jenkins, an American detained by North Korea for 40 years

    Meet Charles Robert Jenkins, an American detained by North Korea for 40 years

    Charles Robert Jenkins deserted the U.S. Army on a freezing night in January 1965. He pounded 10 beers to quiet his nerves, and abandoned his patrol unit along the border dividing South and North Korea — a 160-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide strip of mine-ridden no man’s land. He unloaded his M-16 rifle...

  • State Department will ban U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea

    State Department will ban U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea

    The State Department said Friday it will prohibit U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea starting late next month, citing the risk of arrest and imprisonment by the authoritarian regime in Pyongyang. The decision by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bars use of U.S. passports "to travel in,...

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