Helmand

Conflict & Justice

No one in the West understood what the war in Afghanistan was really about

A new book documents the insurgency in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where British, and later US, forces struggled to put a lid on the Taliban. Author Mike Martin is a British army officer who interviewed 150 locals to try to learn about the insurgency. The British Ministry of Defense paid for his research, but tried to stop him from publishing his findings.

Arts, Culture & Media

"Horses and Bayonets"

The most tweeted line of the debate was President Obama's zinger that the military has fewer horses and bayonets. So where are bayonets from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer, plus the history of bayonets from Chris Woolf.

Conflict & Justice

The day after the vote

Millions of Afghans cast their ballots in yesterday's presidential election�though turnout appeared weaker than in the election five years ago. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Caroline Wyatt.

Conflict & Justice

The day after the vote

Millions of Afghans cast their ballots in yesterday's presidential election�though turnout appeared weaker than in the election five years ago. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Caroline Wyatt.

Arts, Culture & Media

"Horses and Bayonets"

The most tweeted line of the debate was President Obama's zinger that the military has fewer horses and bayonets. So where are bayonets from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer, plus the history of bayonets from Chris Woolf.

Conflict & Justice

No one in the West understood what the war in Afghanistan was really about

A new book documents the insurgency in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where British, and later US, forces struggled to put a lid on the Taliban. Author Mike Martin is a British army officer who interviewed 150 locals to try to learn about the insurgency. The British Ministry of Defense paid for his research, but tried to stop him from publishing his findings.

Conflict & Justice

No one in the West understood what the war in Afghanistan was really about

A new book documents the insurgency in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where British, and later US, forces struggled to put a lid on the Taliban. Author Mike Martin is a British army officer who interviewed 150 locals to try to learn about the insurgency. The British Ministry of Defense paid for his research, but tried to stop him from publishing his findings.

Conflict & Justice

The day after the vote

Millions of Afghans cast their ballots in yesterday's presidential election�though turnout appeared weaker than in the election five years ago. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Caroline Wyatt.

Arts, Culture & Media

"Horses and Bayonets"

The most tweeted line of the debate was President Obama's zinger that the military has fewer horses and bayonets. So where are bayonets from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer, plus the history of bayonets from Chris Woolf.