The land that is now Afghanistan has a long history of domination by foreign conquerors and strife among internally warring factions.
In other news Tuesday, security forces in Southern Afghanistan recaptured at least 71 inmates who fled from Kandahar's main prison Sunday night. More than 480 prisoners escaped after Taliban militants tunneled into the jail. Also, Thai and Cambodian forces clashed…
Ray Suarez talks with Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the rising violence in Afghanistan.
In other news Wednesday, a Federal Reserve report said the U.S. economy improved in every part of the country. In Pakistan, intelligence officials reported U.S. drone aircraft killed six suspected Taliban fighters near the Afghan border. The attacks come two…
Two studies say the Taliban is defeating the U.S. in using propaganda poetry as a weapon.
By Larisa Epatko
GlobalPost correspondent James Foley reports from Kandahar on the challenges the U.S. military faces fighting Taliban elements who are intermingled with civilians.
Though a longtime U.S. ally, Pakistan has been accused of harboring extremists within its borders, complicating U.S.-led efforts in neighboring Afghanistan. Margaret Warner discusses the complex alliance with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Christine Fair…
Though a longtime U.S. ally, Pakistan is accused of harboring extremists within its borders. Margaret Warner has more on how the U.S. has tried to prod Pakistan into eliminating havens for insurgents.
President Obama said gains against al-Qaida in Afghanistan are "considerable" but "fragile and reversible" as part of a new war strategy review. Jim Lehrer gets views from Andrew Wilder of the U.S. Institute of Peace and retired Gen. Jack Keane…
In other news Tuesday, peace talks in Afghanistan were dealt a major setback after reports surfaced that a man representing the Taliban was an impostor.
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