Conflict in Afghanistan Demands New Attention

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan could increase ahead of an anticipated Taliban offensive this spring. And there's a new report that the fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is living in Pakistan. Journalist Ahmed Rashid, author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, discusses developments with Renee Montagne.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.