Violence has spiked in Afghanistan ahead of presidential elections, but mostly in and around the capital, Kabul. Many of the provinces are relatively quiet, but one Afghan-American woman who was recently in Kandahar suggests this is because the insurgents have achieved their goals there already.
In Afghanistan, it is hard to paint a picture of what decades of war and unrest have done to the country. The BBC has chosen to try, by traveling Highway 1 - the two-lane road that, in better times, would connect two-thirds of all Afghans.
Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has been sentenced to life in military prison without the possibility of parole. Bales had admitted killing 16 unarmed Afghan civilians last year. Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada comments on the case.
U.S. officials are trying to come to terms with the rise in so-called green-on-blue, Afghan on NATO, attacks lately. Some experts suspect a rise in PTSD among Afghan soldiers may be a cause of the violence.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told NATO allies in Afghanistan today that the country needs more military assistance but many European leaders are reluctant to put more of their own troops in harm's way, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has threatened to send troops into neighboring Pakistan because militants from Pakistan have been making cross-border raids; Anchor Lisa Mullins gets more from The World's Quil Lawrence who's in Kabul.
NATO and Afghan government forces battled the Taliban in southern Afghanistan this week, and Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence about how many Afghans are surprised and dismayed by the Taliban's continued strength.
The new American commander of NATO forces says the Taliban aren't all that "resurgent,ï¿½ and The World's Quil Lawrence gets an assessment of the fight against the Afghan group from General David McKiernan.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Sarah Chayes about new results showing incumbent president Hamid Karzai as winner of last month's presidential election. Chayes is an adviser to ISAF in Afghanistan and head of a non-profit organization for women in Kandahar.