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.
Afghanistan tops U.S. list of military challenges
Vikram Singh of the Center for a New American Security discusses Secretary Robert Gates' testimony that Afghanistan is the greatest military challenge facing the U.S. but will require more than military strength.
Posted: January 27, 2009 17:25
Conflicts persist in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan
Roger Carstens of the Center for a New American Security discusses the future of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Posted: December 23, 2008 17:23
Blogwatch / Video
U.S. questions British performance in Afghanistan
Tom Baldwin, the Washington bureau chief of The Times of London, discusses reports that American military officials are questioning the role and effectiveness of British forces in Afghanistan.
Posted: December 16, 2008 17:04
Video / Audio
More U.S. troops could secure Afghanistan in 2009
Gordon Lubold of The Christian Science Monitor and Jeff Stein of Congressional Quarterly discuss the security situation in Afghanistan, while former U.S. Army officer John Nagl discusses the need for more troops there.
Posted: December 11, 2008 16:39
Afghans fear militia rule as U.S. reaches out to tribes
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes from Kandahar about meetings between tribal leaders as the U.S. looks to recruit tribal militias to fight the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
Posted: December 3, 2008 21:49
U.S. examines military strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Vikram Singh, South Asia expert for the Center for a New American Security, discusses the military and political situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Posted: November 19, 2008 14:24
British public wants out of Afghanistan
Robert Finn, a former ambassador to Afghanistan, discusses a potential expansion of American military presence in Afghanistan and the need for broader cooperation with U.S. allies.
Posted: November 13, 2008 12:14
Obama maps out Afghanistan strategy
Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post discusses and evaluates President-elect Obama's plans for Afghanistan.
Posted: November 11, 2008 14:46
Holbrooke outlines approach to Afghanistan and Russia
Richard Holbrooke, assistant secretary of state, discusses the complex difficulties in Afghanistan and a newly aggressive Russia.
Posted: November 6, 2008 16:47
War on terror shifts to Pakistan and Afghanistan
Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former ambassador to the UN, discusses changes in the U.S. approach to the war on terror and America's strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Posted: November 5, 2008 13:17