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A downed American helicopter, a murdered French aid worker, and warlords who fight each other with tanks and artillery. Two years after the overthrow of the Taliban, security in Afghanistan remains extremely fragile. Join Neal Conan for an update on the war, reconstruction and the small steps towards democracy.


Pamela Constable
*Kabul Bureau Chief for The Washington Post

Kathy Gannon
*Associated Press Bureau Chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan
*Edward R. Murrow Fellow this year at the Council on Foreign Relations

Karen Hanrahan
*Worked for UNHCR in western Afghanistan for 8 months doing study of women's issues (Nov. 2002 - July 2003)
*Currently with Amnesty International

Samay Hamed
*Independent writer, publisher, political cartoonist, and poet from Afghanistan
*Recipient of the 2003 International Press Freedom Award being presented tonight in New York by The Committee to Protect Journalists



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