"They are literate, they can read and they can write and are generally very young," says Waleed Kakar, editor of the Afghan Eye, about the Taliban today. He discusses the sociological makeup of the group with The World's host Carol HIlls.
Afghans understood the mission against Osama bin Laden to mean a chance to secure their future — a future as murky on that day as it is today. In those post-2001 months and years, they believed in the power of "the foreigners."
Last night's breaking news that allied troops captured a top Taliban commander was actually uncovered by The New York Times last week. White House officials asked the paper to hold the story to avoid compromising intelligence gathering activities.
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