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Rebuilding destroyed nations

Past efforts to rebuild countries destroyed by years of war and internal conflict have had mixed results, but the nation-building process has seemed to work best when warring factions are ready to make peace. Here's a look at some rebuilding efforts:


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Obama: U.S. security is still at stake
Article | WEST POINT, N.Y. -- President Obama announced Tuesday that he will send 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan by next summer and begin withdrawing forces in July 2011, making his case to the nation that Islamist extremism in the region remains an enduring threat to the security of Americans.

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