The hour-long special Voices from Afghanistan marks a decade of U.S. military involvement in the country. Hosted by investigative journalist Anand Gopal, the program offers snapshots of life in the war-torn nation and looks forward to new possibilities ahead.
According to the American counterterrorism establishment, al Qaeda is on the brink of collapse. Officials suggest that with a small number of additional blows, the U.S. can effectively extinguish the Pakistan-based organization that executed the September 11th attacks.
In Afghanistan, women are largely seen as second-class citizens. Under Taliban rule, merely being a woman could be life-threatening.While reporting in Afghanistan, freelance journalist Masha Hamilton saw women marginalized in their families and villages.
Anatol Lieven is a professor in the department of war studies at King's College London and author of the book Pakistan: A Hard Country. In his book, he talks about some of the realities and mythmaking on Pakistan, which has had a complicated history and society since its 1948 independence.
The commander of American and Allied forces in Afghanistan began two days of testimonies before congress today. General David Petraeus called the gains fragile and reversible, but he said the US had stopped the Taliban momentum.