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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2002, file photo members of the U.S. Army Special Forces keep close eye on the moon-lit perimeter of a compound, suspected of holding al-Qaida and Taliban forces, during a raid on a compound home in Narizah, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, as part U.S. Special Forces' Operation Mountain Sweep. The Central Intelligence Agency together with U.S. special operations were the first Americans into Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11th, and will likely be the last U.S. forces to leave. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)

Special ops: First in, last out of Afghanistan

Special operators were the first U.S. forces in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks. As most American troops withdraw in 2014, the next stage could keep the CIA and special operators at war for up to another decade. (AP)