Insurgents attacked an American military convoy in a crowded Afghan market on Thursday, killing 19.
The attack caps a bloody week for the war-torn country. On Wednesday, in the southern province of Kandahar, a suicide bomber drove an oil tanker into a government office building. Two schoolgirls were also blinded when suspected Taliban militants threw acid at them as they walked to class.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London on Thursday. A recent public opinion poll showed that more than two-thirds of the British public wants British troops out of Afghanistan.
Robert Finn, a former ambassador to Afghanistan and a current lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, speaks with Martin Savidge about the prospect for peace talks with the Taliban, a potential surge in American military presence in Afghanistan and the need for broader cooperation with U.S. allies.