After an investigation into allegations of fraud in Afghanistan's August presidential elections, a U.N.-backed election panel advised throwing out thousands of disputed votes, setting the stage for a possible runoff between the top two contenders.

As a U.N.-backed commission neared a decision Friday on allegations of fraud in Afghanistan's presidential vote, media reports indicated a runoff may be likely between President Hamid Karzai and second-place finisher Abdullah Abdullah.

A probe into fraud allegations in Afghanistan's presidential election carries important implications for the Obama administration's deliberations into war strategy there. Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post assesses the possible consequences with Judy Woodruff.