Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has announced the seven areas of the country, about one-fifth of the Afghan population, which will soon pass from control by foreign troops into Afghan hands. The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.
Marco Werman talks with Kabul resident Sultana Parvanta, a consultant on economic development and women's issues, about her reaction to President Obama's visit to Afghanistan last night and the agreement that was signed between the US and Afghanistan.
Hopes that US and Taliban officials might begin peace talks Thursday came to nothing, following a diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Kabul over the nature of the Taliban's new office in Doha, Qatar.
Ten years into the war in Afghanistan, American publishers continue to put out new books about the conflict and the country. But will those books dry up as the United States proceeds to withdraw its forces from the country?