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.
June has been the deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001, and civilian fatalities are also running high with Taliban forces operating on both sides of the Pakistani border
Pakistan's security forces are continuing to pursue Islamist militias that threaten the northwest city of Peshawar; David Rhode co-wrote a recent article on the topic and he talks with anchor Marco Werman.
Afghanistan is a major supplier of the raw material for heroin but some of the drug is being consumed at home, and now Afghanistan is struggling with a growing addiction problem, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul.