Global Politics

Kandahar campaign winds down

US troops in Afghanistan, and their NATO allies, have had their sights on Kandahar for months. The idea is to defeat the Taliban on what the insurgents consider to be their home turf. 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, and sent us this report.

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