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Afghanistan: Who To Fight, Who To Befriend

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Afghanistan: Who To Fight, Who To Befriend

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Afghanistan: Who To Fight, Who To Befriend

Afghanistan: Who To Fight, Who To Befriend

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The U.S. military is fighting the Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan, but what are the major factions they're up against? And why is it hard to convince the local population that this time, the Marines are here to stay?

Host Liane Hansen speaks with Christine Fair, senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, about the troop offensive in Afghanistan.