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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2009, file photo a U.S. Special Forces soldier takes cover as two Chinook Ch-47 helicopters come in for a landing with supplies in Afghanistan. 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/Alex Brandon, 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)