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How Afghanistan fell to the Taliban

America’s longest war ended abruptly and dramatically. To understand how that happened, we turned to the most experienced reporters for The Christian Science Monitor - including one who was there in 2001 when U.S. forces arrived. Here are their stories. Please share these on your favorite social platforms.

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    How Afghanistan fell to the Taliban

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      How the Taliban won: They leveraged Afghan history and culture

      How the Taliban won: They leveraged Afghan history and culture

      The Taliban were able to turn many ethnic minorities against the U.S.-backed government, showing an adaptation by the militants. Part 2 of two.