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Women look out from an apartment building in Mazar-i Sharif, Afghanistan, on July 29. A new U.S. government report has found major reconstruction projects in Afghanistan are so behind schedule they will not yield results before most combat troops leave, The Washington Post said Monday.
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More than a decade after the beginning of the war, Afghanistan faces external pressure to reform as well as ongoing internal conflicts.