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Global Politics

Canada's stake in Afghanistan

President Obama's decision on whether to deploy more US troops to Afghanistan will certainly affect the more than 2800 Canadian troops in Afghanistan right now. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Graeme Smith, with Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper.

Development & Education

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're going around in circles. Cairo and Beijing have ring roads, London has an orbital, and Washington's got a beltway. We're looking for another of these circular routes. The one we want you to name is in south-west Ireland.

Global Politics

Afghanistan strategy is working'

General David Petraeus, the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan, says the current military and development strategy in the country is working. Marco Werman speaks with Michael Codner of the Royal United Services Institute.

Global Politics

Kandahar campaign winds down

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.

Conflict & Justice

Kandahar campaign in final stages'

US military commanders have said the Kandahar campaign is in its final stages, and the debate over the success of the campaign has already begun. But troops on the ground are withholding their verdict. Ben Gilbert reports.

Conflict & Justice

An Afghan government offensive

Senior Obama Administration officials have indicated that 2014 is the key date for handing over responsibility to Afghan security forces. Ben Gilbert reports that the march toward those goals has really just begun and there's a long way to go.

Conflict & Justice

Training the Afghan armed forces

The Americans want to turn over security to Afghan forces by 2014. To do that, the US will have to train enough Afghan recruits to do the job. The World's Ben Gilbert was recently embedded with US and Afghan troops in Kandahar.

Lifestyle & Belief

Salsa night in Kandahar

At the sprawling US military Kandahar Airfield, in Southern Afghanistan, there are many ways to entertain oneself on a year-long deployment, including Salsa night. That's every Saturday. Correspondent Ben Gilbert has a report from Kandahar.