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.
Afghan police aided attack on U.S. soldiers
Eric Schmitt of The New York Times discusses reports that Afghan police officials aided the Taliban in carrying out attacks on U.S. soldiers in July.
Posted: November 4, 2008 13:46
Afghanistan attacks reach six-year high
Mark Sappenfield of the Christian Science Monitor discusses the U.S. efforts to combat the Taliban in Afghanistan and the rising violence in the country.
Posted: October 15, 2008 18:23
Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” report says
A new report casts doubt on the ability of the Afghan government to stem the rise of the Taliban.
Posted: October 9, 2008 18:37