Afghanistan - March 2009



Women Make Gains, but Still Struggle in Afghanistan

March 20, 2009

Much has improved for Afghan women and girls in the areas of education and community support since the removal of the Taliban regime in 2001, but incidents of violence and traditional practices such as forced marriages continue. Margaret Warner reports from Afghanistan.

Afghan Daily Life Offers New Opportunities, Old Problems

March 18, 2009

Nearly eight years after the ouster of the Taliban in Afghanistan, military operations and political shifts have changed the daily lives of the Afghan people in unexpected ways. Margaret Warner reports on day-to-day life, the drug trade and corruption in the country.

Karzai: Additional U.S. Troops 'Seven Years Too Late'

March 19, 2009

In an interview with Margaret Warner, Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed additional U.S. troops, but said they were "seven years too late." He also endorsed reaching out to members of the Taliban who embraced the Afghan constitution.

McKiernan Outlines Challenges to Military Mission in Afghanistan

March 17, 2009

U.S. and NATO commander Gen. David McKiernan speaks to Margaret Warner in Afghanistan about the status of military operations in the country and new efforts to shore up the region's security.