FILE - In this Feb. 15, 1989 file photo, Soviet Army soldiers wave their hands as their last detachment crosses a bridge on the border between Afghanistan and then Soviet Uzbekistan near the Uzbek ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 1989 file photo, Soviet Army soldiers wave their hands as their last detachment crosses a bridge on the border between Afghanistan and then Soviet Uzbekistan near the Uzbek town of Termez, as they leave Afghanistan after waging a 10-year war. The Soviet Union lost some 15,000 soldiers in the war, which began in 1979 when Moscow sent in troops to battle guerrillas who were fighting a Soviet-supported government. For 10 years, ever since the towers fell, the United States has fought a war in a distant land _ in hopes, it says, of protecting American interests and making the world safer from terrorism. Now, as President Barack Obama plans to end U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan by 2014, the question remains as muddy as ever: What happened here? (AP Photo/Vitaly Zaporozhchenko, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vitaly Zaporozhchenko, File
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