Nora Bensahel, senior political scientist at the Rand Corporation, joins Daljit Dhaliwal for more on Western efforts to enlist Afghan tribesmen to fight the Taliban.
She discusses the likelihood of success with this strategy and the difficulties that arise from working with militias rather than central governments.
In northern Afghanistan, a local effort to drive out the Taliban has been highly successful. It’s in the province of Kunduz, where the German military, the Bundeswehr, has part of its force.
Our German partner, Deutsche Welle, went to the region to report on how the people there organized a militia to drive the Taliban out. Deutsche Welle takes a look at a grassroots campaign against the insurgents.
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