Will Peacekeeping Keep the Peace in Afghanistan?

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Appointments by the shaky government of interim leader Hamid Karzai have been met with resistance as former Taliban leaders and rival warlord refuse to cede power. If the pattern repeats all over the country, Afghanistan could be headed for civil war. UN peacekeepers have established a shaky cease-fire in the capital city of Kabul. Karzai wants more peacekeepers, but many countries say they're already spread too thin and the US is busy hunting down the al Qaeda. Can outsiders restore the order Afghanistan desperately needs? We get a report from the scene, then hear some conflicting opinions from former UN and US officials about the credibility of peacekeeping forces and potential conflicts of interest for the US.
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