The Fight Against the Taliban in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army Soldier patrols with Afghan soldiers to check on conditions in the village of Yawez in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2010 - Sgt. Russell Gilchrest for the U.S. Army via Flickr

A U.S. Army Soldier patrols with Afghan soldiers to check on conditions in the village of Yawez in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2010

Sgt. Russell Gilchrest for the U.S. Army via Flickr

The Fight Against the Taliban in Afghanistan

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...

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.

Guests

Ambassador James Dobbins

director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, and former special envoy to Afghanistan.

Gayle Lemmon

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.

Col. Douglas Macgregor

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."

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