In our weekly wrap-up of the week's top stories, James Rubin, an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the implications of the killing in Dubai and the NATO offensive in Afghanistan.
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The government of Afghanistan claimed control of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Helmand province today. For more insight into the ongoing war against the Taliban, Martin Savidge speaks to Rajan Menon, a professor of international relations at Lehigh University, and James Bays of Al Jazeera English reports from Marjah.
This week, NATO launched a large operation to take the Taliban-controlled town of Marjah, as part of its new counter-insurgency strategy. NATO hopes to wipe out the Taliban presence in this part of Helmand province, clearing the way for the Afghan government to take control. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Marvin Weinbaum, and James Bays of Al Jazeera English has more.
Thousands of U.S. marines along with hundreds of Afghan troops launched a major offensive against the Taliban in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the strategic importance of the mission.
On Thursday, U.S. Marines launched a major offensive in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province in an effort to root out Taliban forces in southern strongholds. A Worldfocus contributing blogger embedded in Afghanistan describes the climate in the capital of Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah.