Many Questions At Ten Year Mark In Afghanistan War

Friday marked the 10-year-anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, which the U.S. and its allies invaded in 2001 in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.

While Taliban leaders have been forced out of power and Osama Bin Laden killed, some insist we've been in Afghanistan too long as insurgent violence continues and people question the stability of the Afghan government.

More than 2,700 U.S. and coalition troops have died in the war during the past decade.

Kathy Moore lost her 20-year-old son, Corporal Ryan Russell in Iraq in 2007, and says she'd like to see the day when we could be in the both countries for stability, but troops wouldn't die. She says progress in Afghanistan has been slower than in Iraq because of the landscape.

President Obama says U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan will end by 2014.

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