October 7, 2009
Assessing al-Qaeda strength in Afghanistan

U.S. and British forces invaded Afghanistan eight years ago. But Osama bin Laden remains on the loose.

Zeina Khodr of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English reports the Afghan capital Kabul on the difficult decisions that now face U.S. President Barack Obama.

Hassan Abbas, a Bernard Schwartz fellow at the Asia Society in New York, discusses links between Taliban factions and endorses the U.S. aid package for Pakistan.

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5 comments

#5

Al’Qaeda does not need LAND. They need RECRUITS. And RECRUITS is what our occupation of foreign lands gives them.

#4

The tragic attack of 9/11/01 was launched in 1949 with the upsetting of the Middle East. Let’s see clearly, so we can move forward without reducing our standard of living even more. Need I speak more more clearly?

#3

Where did these effete politicians come up with the idea that the tragic attack of 9/11/01 was launched from Afghanistan. The primary cause of the attack was lack of internal security in the US. Our boarders were open, revolving door entry and exit points. I was an inspector with INS at the time. America and United airlines had a terrorist friendly cockpit policy. The similarity between Vietnam and Afghanistan haunts me. History is not history unless it is the truth. Sincerely, PFC Robert A. Kehl US 51492849 US Army (retired)

#2

Afghanistan has no nukes; had nothing to do with 9/11 so why is the u.s. occupying this country instead of dealing with Pakistan and isrial? Something about an oil pipeline, perhaps?

#1

Hope the war effort doesn’t waist $667 billion and 40,000 more troops didn’t goto afghanistan for nothing

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