Afghan war reaches endgame
Top commanders discuss stakes, prospects in last year of NATO campaign
By Gretel C. Kovach
8:13 a.m.Jan. 11, 2014
SANGIN, Afghanistan — The NATO campaign in Afghanistan may be ending late this year, but the war is not. Insurgent strongholds will remain — 13 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks prompted a U.S. invasion — inspiring anxiety about prospects for long-term stability and a newfound urgency among Afghan national security forces.