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Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minnesota, listens to experts advise him about what the American government should do in Afghanistan. He said the Minnesotans' opinions will help him when a vote on the war comes up in Congress. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Sen. Franken hears that military being overly emphasized in Afghanistan

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ST. PAUL -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken will return to Washington with some new thoughts about the American involvement in Afghanistan.

One is that too much emphasis is being placed on the military and not enough on rebuilding the poor, war-torn country. Another is that the United States needs a way to measure whether its Afghan policy is successful.

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