The Fight Against the Taliban in Afghanistan
Sgt. Russell Gilchrest for the U.S. Army via Flickr
A U-N report finds the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan up over thirty percent this year - largely the result of Taliban attacks. The killing of ten foreign aid workers has some fearing the militant group is gaining strength. What a strengthening Taliban means for the U-S mission in Afghanistan.
director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, and former special envoy to Afghanistan.
Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She served as a journalist for nearly ten years covering presidential politics as a producer with the ABC News Political Unit and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Her upcoming book, 'The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,' is due out March 2011.
U.S. Army-Retired, decorated combat veteran, senior vice president at Potomac League, LLC, and author of "Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting."