Conflict & Justice

'Make no mistake, these women are warriors'

The US military operated a unique special operations and intelligence gathering operation during the war in Afghanistan. Half the population was essentially off limits to male soldiers. So the Army created "cultural support teams," all female teams that accompanied special operations units, despite a ban on women serving in combat positions. The job cost one female soldier her life. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells her story and that of the cultural support teams in a new book, "Ashley's War."

Conflict & Justice

More on the Wikileaks release

The release of secret US military documents by Wikileaks has put the internet site on the defensive. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with investigative reporter Philip Shenon. Shenon has written, for some time, about Wikileaks for the Daily Beast.


Taliban threaten Afghan elections

Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.