Osama and al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Each day, Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan must negotiate shaky ground in a volatile part of the world. Both American allies move about their own countries under heavily armed guards. On the borders of Afghanistan, al Qaeda terrorists reportedly are regrouping, with plans to destabilize the US supported regime. In Pakistan, al Qaeda may be coordinating Islamic extremist attacks on symbols of Christianity and the West. Is America-s presence becoming counter-productive? Are US interests best served by military action or nation-building? We look at policing and politics in a volatile region with a former Secretary of State, journalists for the Christian Science Monitor and Arab News, and a professor at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Warren Olney