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Afghan troubles spell tough start for Hagel

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It's been a rough start for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. After surviving a combative Senate confirmation battle, he jumped on a military plane to Afghanistan and was hit with the jarring difficulties of shutting down a war in a country still wracked by violence and political volatility. His stay of less than three days in the warzone was riddled with bombings,...

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