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

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

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.

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  • Ambassador James Dobbins director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, and former special envoy to Afghanistan.
  • 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."
  • 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.

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