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Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Gouttierre, director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, about the challenges facing Allied forces in their fight against the Taliban.

Iraq war strains efforts in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he backs a pause in troops cuts in Iraq after the first round of pullouts in July, but that could mean more strain on US forces in Afghanistan, where the violence is escalating

Seeking a ban on cluster bombs

An international conference aimed at building support for a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs wrapped up in New Zealand today, and so far, 82 countries have signaled their support

Violence rising in Afghanistan

The World's Jason Margolis reports on why violence in Afghanistan has risen to its highest levels since the U.S. led invasion of 2001; the conflict claimed some 8,000 lives last year alone.