Why The U.S. Canceled NATO Flag-Lowering Ceremony In Kabul

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    The U.S. abruptly canceled a NATO flag lowering ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid growing confusion over what the event would signify. NBC News’ Courtney Kube shares how this cancelation relates to the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. 

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    In This Story: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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