Daoud Sultanzoy, Afghani parliament member speaks about Ahmed Wali Karzai's death, and Joshua Foust, a fellow at the American Security Project, talks about what's next for NATO's fight against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.
Last month's escape of more than 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners from a Kandahar jail embarrassed Afghan authorities. Alex Strick van Linschoten, a Taliban expert at Kings College in London, translated their account and speaks to anchor Marco Werman.
Almost 500 Taliban prisoners have escaped from jail in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jim Sciutto of ABC News about the prison break and a previous escape from the same prison back in 2008.
Afghan authorities are keeping the polls open for an extra hour to allow more people to vote during the presidential election. The Takeaway talks to Sarah Chayes, advisor to Stanley McChrystal, and Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost.
The Takeaway speaks to some family members of the troops stationed in Afghanistan: Mary Galeti's husband will be deployed in January, Kim Clark's son is a Marine near Helmand Province, and Larry Syverson's son is an Army sergeant near Kandahar.
American Special Operations forces have been working to weaken the Taliban for several weeks in Kandahar as part of a pending operation in the southern Afghanistan city. The operation is being touted as a 'make or break' battle in the Afghan war.
The Swat valley of Pakistan has not yet stabilized a year after the Pakistani military launched one of its biggest attacks on Taliban militants. Refugees fear returning home, where their homes are destroyed and Taliban attacks continue.
The Taliban have claimed that it spent five months digging the tunnel that stretched from Kandahar's main prison. Alissa J. Rubin, Kabul bureau chief for The New York Times, says it was likely a small group who masterminded the escape.