[QODLink]
Riz Khan
Eight years of war in Afghanistan
What has been achieved and what military strategy should be adopted now?
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2009 07:18 GMT

Watch part two

On October 7, 2001, the US launched a war to oust the Taliban from Afghanistan, in response to the al-Qaeda attacks of 9/11.

Eight years later, there is no end to that war in sight.

The Taliban have been gathering strength, and have warned that they are prepared for "a long fight".

The administration of Barack Obama, the US president, has been wrestling with its strategy for the war and its military leaders are reportedly urging that 40,000 more troops be sent to the country, in addition to the 68,000 already there.

The White House insists that withdrawal is not an option. So what options does the US have?

On Wednesday, Riz speaks with Mark Kimmitt, a former US army brigadier-general, and Tamim Ansary, an Afghan-American analyst and the author of Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes.

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Wednesday, October 7, 2009.

Source:
Al Jazeeera
Topics in this article
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.