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Disarray within the Taliban

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban is believed to have died last week in a US drone strike. And another Pakistani Taliban leader may also have been killed this past weekend. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author Nicholas Schmidle.


US awaits Afghan election results

President Obama has made Afghanistan one of his top national security priorities. And the new US strategy there will likely be affected by the kind of government that results from this election. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Development & Education

On IED patrol in Afghanistan

IED's are now responsible for 70 % of the US troop fatalities in Afghanistan. The US led coalition is trying to combat them is by finding the bombs before they blow up. In part two of our series, reporter Ben Gilbert is embedded in southern Afghanistan.