Trying to Root Out the Taliban

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In what's being called a major coup in the war against the Taliban, the group's top military commander reportedly has been captured and has spent the past week being interrogated. The New York Times broke the story that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was seized in a joint operation of US and Pakistani forces. Can he shed light on how the Taliban operates?  Will he lead the US to other prime Taliban leaders?  What impact might his detention have on the new offensive the US and NATO launched in southern Afghanistan just a few days ago?

Credits

Guests:
Rod Nordland - New York Times - @rodnordland, Brian Katulis - Center for America Progress - @Katulis, Gretchen Peters - former journalist, Associated Press and ABC News, Greg Miller - Washington Post - @gregpmiller

Host:
Chery Glaser

Producer:
Karen Radziner