Movies about the soldier

List of the best movies about soldiers selected by visitors to our site: Zoya, Outside the Wire, The Hard Way, Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie, Kesari, Leaving Afghanistan, SGT. Will Gardner, Midway, Tolkien, The Wandering Earth
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Zoya (2021)
Mark
CharactersSoldier
TimeWorld War II

Fall of 1941. Freshly graduated from school, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya volunteers for a partisan unit. During an assignment, her comrades are ambushed, and she is captured by the Nazis. She endures hours of grueling interrogations and horrendous torture, but defiantly refuses to divulge any information that would compromise other units’ partisan missions. She doesn’t even tell her captors her real name. Zoya’s sacrifice was not in vain; it ignited fire in the hearts of millions of people and became the symbol of selfless heroism during WWII. She is one of the most celebrated heroes of that time.

Outside the Wire (2021)
CharactersPartners, Military, Soldier, Spy, Terrorists, Snipers, Pilots, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Weapon, War, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Political, Bank robbery, Hostage, Fight
PlaceAircraft
StyleNetflix, Unexpected ending, Cyberpunk

In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.

The Hard Way (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 4.8)
Genreaction
CountryUSA
CharactersBrothers, Soldier
PlotDeath, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, For men

After learning of his brother's death during a mission in Romania, a former soldier joins two allies to hunt down a mysterious enemy and take his revenge.

Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryJapan
Duration01:35
CharactersFriends, Lifeguards, Soldier
PlaceJapan, Russia

The time is UC 1926. The Imperial Army's 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Major Tanya Degurechaff has won the battle to the south against the Republic's stragglers. They expected to be given a vacation after returning victorious, but instead receive special orders from Staff HQ as soon as they get home. They are told that there were signs of a large-scale deployment near the Empire-Federation border.

Kesari (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:05
CharactersSoldier, Kings, Military
PlotWar
PlaceIndia

In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.

Leaving Afghanistan (2019)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:06
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar

1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result the 108th motorized infantry division's long awaited return home gets put on hold for one last mission: bring the General's son back. Based on true events the previously untold story of the courageous and tragic withdrawal campaign (through the Salang pass) reveals the danger the horror and the complexity of human nature during wartime.

SGT. Will Gardner (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Soldier, Fathers, Warriors, Military, Veterans
PlotTime travel, Motorcycles, Travel
PlaceUSA

A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.

Midway (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Hong Kong
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Revenge, Sea battles, On real events
PlaceSea, Japan, USA
TimeWorld War II

The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.

Tolkien (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Soldier, Orphans, Poor
PlotAdventure, War, Love, Dancing, On real events

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

The Wandering Earth (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryChina
Duration01:13
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotDisasters, End of the world, Death, Survival, Fate, Artificial Intelligence
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

When the Sun begins to expand in such a way that it will inevitably engulf and destroy the Earth in a hundred years, united mankind finds a way to avoid extinction by propelling the planet out of the Solar System using gigantic engines, moving it to a new home located four light years away, an epic journey that will last thousands of years.

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Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.2)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration02:24
CharactersMilitary, Special Forces, Terrorists, Soldier
PlaceIndia

Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.

The Blackout (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryRussia
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Military
PlotAdventure, Death
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, For men, Tense, Disturbing

No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe even life is being reported from the Space. What military forces find outside the Ring is shocking. There are dead corpses everywhere: in stores, in cars, on roads, in hospitals and railway stations. Who or what is destroying all life on Earth? How long will the last outpost of mankind survive?

Catch-22 (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersSoldier, Pilots
PlotWar, Rivalry, Death, Chase
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Pianosa Island, Italy, World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his way.

The Balkan Line (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia, Serbia
Duration02:31
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar
StylePatriotic

1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. Russian intelligence officer Bek Ethoev and former paratrooper turned mercenary Andrey Shatalov head a small detachment tasked with the dangerous mission to stop the terrorism, recapture the airfield used by the bandits and rescue Shatalov's love interest Yasna, who was captured to be harvested for organs, like the rest of the Serbian prisoners.

The Turncoat (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Diving
PlaceTrains, Berlin, Lake
TimeWorld War II

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A Russian Youth (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Heroes
PlotWar, Death
PlaceRussia

The story of a simple Russian youth who goes to the frontline in the First World War with the naïve and youthful dream of glory and medals. In the first battle he loses his eyesight and is left to serve as “listener-in” — to listen out for the approach of enemy planes through huge metal funnels and raise alarm.

The Dig (2021)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersArchaeologists, Soldier, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Relationship
PlaceEngland, Aircraft

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

Redemption Day (2021)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersTerrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Soldier
PlotHostage, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.

Enemy Lines (2020)
Markimdb: 5
CharactersScientists, Soldier
TimeWorld War II

In the frozen, war torn landscape of occupied Poland during World War II, a crack team of allied commandos are sent on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to extract a rocket scientist from the hands of the Nazis.

Kalashnikov AK-47 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrebiography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier, Inventors, Geniuses
PlotWeapon, On real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front line. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the world’s most legendary weapons. A self-taught inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is only 29 when he develops the now iconic assault riffle — the AK-47.

The Last Frontier (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotOn real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense

The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly outnumbered, young men laid down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior German forces advancing towards Moscow. Around 3,500 cadets and their commanding officers were sent to hold up the last line of defense outside Moscow. Most of them remained there for eternity.

Mulan (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar
StyleExciting

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her innermost strength and embrace her true potential.

Mulan (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
CharactersWarriors, Strong women, Soldier
PlaceChina
StyleWomens in main roles, Disney

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her innermost strength and embrace her true potential.

The Outpost (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, On real events

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Dropa (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersSoldier, Hired assassins, Aliens, Hunters
PlotDeath, Chase
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture

The hunt is on as a government assassin comes out of retirement to track down a killer extraterrestrial murdering the former members of his team in this science fiction thriller set in an alternate future America.

The Death and Return of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersSuperhero, Superhero, Heroes, Soldier
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure, Justice
StyleExciting, Soulful, Light, Fascinating

The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen now presented as an over two-hour unabridged and seamless animated feature. Witness the no-holds-barred battle between the Justice League and an unstoppable alien force known only as Doomsday, a battle that only Superman can finish and will forever change the face of Metropolis.

The Sixth Post (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, crime
CountryKazakhstan
Duration01:40
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Special Forces
StyleFor men

Against the backdrop of a conflict between former friends, and now a soldier and a prisoner, events break out that will make them make a difficult choice. This choice changed the history and attitude to true heroism.

Call Sign "Banderas" (2018)
Mark4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUkraine
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlaceUkraine

In the autumn of 2014, in the ATO zone, an intelligence group headed by experienced captain Anton Sayenko (called by nickname "Banderas") tries to prevent sabotage and neutralize the Russian saboteur.

Overlord (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, military
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersMilitary, Zombie, Soldier, Snipers, Monsters, Mutant
PlotWar, Genetic experiments, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceFrance, Laboratory, Aircraft, Village
TimeWorld War II
StyleDepressive, Tense, Steampunk, Creepy, Unexpected ending

France, June 1944. On the eve of D-Day, some American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines after their aircraft crashes while on a mission to destroy a radio tower in a small village near the beaches of Normandy. After reaching their target, the surviving paratroopers realise that, in addition to fighting the Nazi troops that patrol the village, they also must fight against something else.

The Great Battle (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceKorea, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action

Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang Man-chu, who will do everything possible to stop the invasion, even if his troops are outnumbered by thousands of enemies.

Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, cartoon, military, history
CountryJapan
CharactersSoldier, Emperors, Heroes
PlotPower, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Islands
StyleExciting, Disturbing

The story follows a group of samurai attempting to defend Japan from the first Mongol invasion in 1274.

The Resistance Banker (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryNetherlands
Duration02:09
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Money, On real events
TimeWorld War II

In the occupied Netherlands during World War II, banker Walraven van Hall is asked to use his financial contacts to help the Dutch resistance. With his brother Gijs, he comes up with a risky plan to take out huge loans and use the money to finance the Resistance.

Danger Close (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryAustralia
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
PlotWar
PlaceAustralia
StyleDisturbing

Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.

Samson (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 4.4)
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Africa, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersSuperhero, Warriors, Soldier, Tough guys, Thieves, Lions, Gods
PlotSeduction, Death, Religious, Chase

After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Soldier, Single mothers, Tourists
PlotOn real events
PlaceTrains, Paris, School, France, Berlin

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

Hurricane (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
Duration01:53
CharactersPilots, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic

The story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of a Polish fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles—driven across Europe by the German war machine—finally make their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:40
CharactersMonsters, Aliens, Soldier
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpace, Spaceships

Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.

Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:25
CharactersSoldier
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, Fate, Survival
PlaceKorea
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Patriotic

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
Genredocumentary, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand
Duration02:30
CharactersSoldier
PlotOn real events, War

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.

Donbass. Borderland (2019)
Markimdb: 2.8
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier
PlotDeath, War, Fate, Skirmishes
PlaceUkraine
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing, Fascinating, To cry

In the center of the plot of the film is a young soldier of the Ukrainian army, Andrei Sokolov, who is sent to the combat zone as a driver. Fleeing from the shelling, Andrew finds himself in the basement of a dwelling house, where he meets different people, each of whom dreams of only one thing - so that the war will end as soon as possible.

1917 (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Canada, China
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Mosul (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersSoldier, Military, Orphans, Terrorists, Snipers, Special Forces
PlotDeath, Cheating, Hostage, On real events
StyleTense, Unexpected ending, Netflix

When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle to save their home city of Mosul.

Mamangam (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Freedom

Based on the medieval fair called Mamankam, which was celebrated every 12 years between 800 AD and 1755 AD, the story of the film is supposedly about a brave warrior of Malabar and his loyal soldiers.

Ржев (2019)
Mark
CharactersSoldier
PlotDeath, War
PlaceUSSR
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing, For men

After several months of fierce fighting, the Red Army finally knocks the enemy out of the village of Ovsyannikovo, which costs huge losses - only a third of the personnel remain from the company. Exhausted to the limit, the soldiers are waiting for reinforcements, but an order comes from the headquarters - to keep the village at all costs, and this is tantamount to a death sentence. The company commander faces a difficult choice - either to lose the remnants of the company, following a meaningless command order, or to withdraw his people from mortar fire, but at the same time leave their positions and go to the tribunal for violating the order. In extremely realistic details, only one fierce battle is shown, in which, like in a drop of water, the whole truth about the war is reflected.

The Viking War (2019)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehistory
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSoldier
PlotPolitical, Revolution
PlaceEngland

Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a Beserker, and if they win, they get to survive - only, no one ever wins. The siblings are trying to escape the Beserkers after they violently murdered and took over their town. However, the Beserkers are on their trail, and want to put them in the game.

Final Score (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Hackers, Bodyguards, Terrorists, Special Forces
PlotHostage, Survival, Death, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Soccer, Revolution
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save both the daughter of a fallen comrade and the huge crowd unaware of the danger.

Acts of Violence (2018)
Mark4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, crime
CountryCanada
Duration02:38
CharactersPolice, Soldier, Lifeguards, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Abduction
StyleAction, Exciting

When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery, a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the corrupt bureaucracy that has harmful intentions.

Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genreadventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersSoldier, Tankman, Inventors
PlotTanks, War, Adventure, Skirmishes, Chase
PlaceUSSR, Lake
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic, Disturbing, Exciting, Action, For men, Tense

A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ability and vast superiority of the machine that is about to become a legendary T-34.

Operation Red Sea (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:36
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards
PlotWar

The film is loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War.

12 Strong (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, Soldier, Terrorists, Military, Heroes, CIA, Special Forces
PlotWar, Survival, Weapon, Rivalry, Death, Cheating, On real events
PlaceMountains, Aircraft
StyleTouching, Heavy, Exciting, Disturbing

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

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