Afghanistan: War and Peace in the Graveyard of Empires

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Does al Qaeda in Afghanistan threaten US security? What about the Taliban? What will it take to establish a credible civilian government? Should the US send more troops or begin conducting a graceful withdrawal? We look at some of the questions facing the latest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Also, insurers suddenly push back against the healthcare reform bill, and the National Football League is assessing a new study that shows former players are 19 times more likely than other men to suffer from Alzheimer's and other diseases. 

Banner image: Afghan elders speak with US Marines from Fox Company 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers during a local Shura, or village council meeting on October 10, 2009. Photo: David Furst/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal