Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Barbara Plett in Islamabad about the tense relationship between Pakistan and the United States right now. The Obama Administration is in the midst of revising its strategy in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
For our GEO QUIZ today we're looking for the STANS; seven countries that end with the suffix ?stan.? Anchor Jeb Sharp tells us about an EIGHTH ?stan? that can't be found on a map. It's an idealized world created by Lebanese businessman Michel Eleftriades.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Aaron Schachter about Taliban attacks ahead of Afghanistan's presidential election later this month. Schachter reports on the Afghan national army's preparations for security during the upcoming election.
Despite a spike in violence leading up to Afghanistan's presidential election, Afghan voters came out to cast their ballots today. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Carolyn Wyatt, who's in Helmand Province about today's vote.
Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Jean MacKenzie, Kabul correspondent for the on-line news site, Global Post.com, about the current situation in Afghanistan, where continuing violence poses a serious challenge to the US military.
The US military in Afghanistan is to be allowed to pay Taliban fighters who renounce violence. The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, Senator Carl Levin, sees pay for former Taliban fighters to protect their communities. Katy Clark talks with him.