Trying to Root Out the Taliban

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The US launched a major new offensive in Afghanistan this weekend.  But just four days in, questions are already cropping up about the challenges troops face and their odds of long-term success. The mission depends heavily on cooperation from both Afghan forces and the Afghan government. Guest host Chery Glaser learns whether they're up to the job. Also, loan guarantees for the first US nuclear plant in 30 years, and 14 years after California voters passed Prop 209, affirmative action is back in the spotlight.

Banner image: Afghan villagers watch as US 4th Infantry Division soldiers patrol at Tag in Laghman. Improvised explosive devices are the biggest threat facing troops engaged in an assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, military commanders have said. Photo: Kim Hae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images



Chery Glaser


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