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Taliban Factions Growing Along Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Five years after the overthrow of the Taliban government in Afganistan, lawless tribal areas along the Pakistan border have fallen under control of Taliban militias. A Frontline documentary examines the crisis in the Pakistani province of North Waziristan.

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    And finally tonight, the resurgence of the Taliban. That was on the agenda last week, when the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan met at the White House. The two leaders have accused each other of failing to take action against the terrorist group.

    Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, on a trip to Afghanistan, said the Taliban could not be defeated militarily and that a political settlement should be explored.

    Tonight, the PBS program "Frontline" examines the Pakistan connection to the Taliban resurgence, especially in the Pakistani province of North Waziristan. Here's an excerpt.