‘Toxic stew’ of Militants Lurk in Afghanistan as NATO Heads Home

Mirwais Harooni and Missy RyanReutersMarch 13, 2014 The soldiers were asleep when attackers struck their outpost, tucked in the mountains of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar and on the front lines of a deepening war between the army and a potent mix of militants. Afghan officials say scores of militants killed 21 soldiers as they overran the tiny fortified base on February 23. While the circumstances remain murky, the assault underscores the challenges Afghanistan will face as

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