The U.S. is shifting its military focus from Iraq to Afghanistan, where a coalition of international forces seeks to stabilize the territory and combat terrorism. U.S. President Barack Obama has also ordered an additional 17,000 troops to carry out the mission in Afghanistan.
The U.S. launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001, with British support. NATO'S international security force has turned its attention to Afghanistan and has troops engaged from 42 nations.
Worldfocus continues to explore this troubled region with special emphasis on the role played by U.S. allies across the globe. Worldfocus examines the ongoing conflict from the perspectives of several countries, including, Canada, Estonia, Iran, Pakistan and Russia.
"War in Afghanistan" is a collection of signature videos, interviews, an online radio show, reporter observations and analysis from the field and blogger perspectives.
Good intentions won’t suffice in Afghanistan
As the U.S. forges ahead in the war in Afghanistan, a Worldfocus contributing blogger turns his attention to the Afghan people and their changing perception of the West's role in the country.
Posted: March 11, 2009 08:50
In the Newsroom
My neighbor just lost three sons in Afghanistan
Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge was embedded in Afghanistan when Canadian troops arrived in 2002 and writes about Canada's sacrifices in the war there.
Posted: March 6, 2009 10:14
Tune in: Online radio show on Canada’s role in Afghanistan
Worldfocus.org's radio show explores Canada's role in the war in Afghanistan, examining Canadian and Afghan public opinion. Canada's Ambassador to Afghanistan Ron Hoffman, aid expert Nipa Banerjee and journalist Terry Glavin join the conversation.
Posted: March 3, 2009 20:34
Timeline: Canada in Afghanistan’s war zone
As Canada prepares to withdraw its combat forces from Afghanistan in 2011, explore a timeline of Canada's involvement in the war and view scenes from on the ground.
Posted: March 3, 2009 13:16
Ask Your Questions
Q&A: Canada’s role in the war in Afghanistan
Worldfocus.org's radio show on Tuesday, March 3 will explore Canada's role in the war in Afghanistan. Ask your questions now.
Posted: February 27, 2009 19:17
Obama calls for new strategies in Pakistan, Afghanistan
Shuja Nawaz of The Atlantic Council discusses U.S efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan and President Barack Obama's statement that the U.S. will forge new strategies in the region.
Posted: February 25, 2009 17:10
Obama orders 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan
Frederick Barton of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses President Barack Obama's announcement that he will send 17,000 more American troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Posted: February 18, 2009 15:48
No quick peace in Afghanistan’s long-term war
Dan Rather discusses his trip to Afghanistan, international cooperation in the war there and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's short-term mission. The U.S. is dealing with militants on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border.
Posted: February 9, 2009 11:00
U.S. must seek alternate supply routes to Afghanistan
Patricia DeGennaro, a specialist on Afghanistan and South Asia, discusses the U.S. supply options and the potential for diplomatic solutions in Central Asia.
Posted: February 5, 2009 16:23
Video / Blogwatch
More troops in Afghanistan could destabilize Pakistan
Parag Khanna of the New America Foundation discusses how a troop increase in Afghanistan might impact Pakistan and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's future in the region.
Posted: January 29, 2009 16:38