Kandahar

Kandahar confrontation

NATO and Afghan troops are bracing for a battle with Taliban fighters around Afghanistan's second largest city, Kandahar, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports.

Afghans fear Taliban resurgence

NATO and Afghan government forces battled the Taliban in southern Afghanistan this week, and Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence about how many Afghans are surprised and dismayed by the Taliban's continued strength.

A NATO perspective on Afghan security

The new American commander of NATO forces says the Taliban aren't all that "resurgent,� and The World's Quil Lawrence gets an assessment of the fight against the Afghan group from General David McKiernan.

Global Politics

Kandahar campaign winds down

The US Army's 101st Airborne has been pushing into areas that the Taliban once controlled. That's meant moving troops through very dangerous territory, often booby trapped by the rebels. Reporter Ben Gilbert is embedded with the 101st Airborne.

Conflict & Justice

An Afghan government offensive

Senior Obama Administration officials have indicated that 2014 is the key date for handing over responsibility to Afghan security forces. Ben Gilbert reports that the march toward those goals has really just begun and there's a long way to go.