The War the U.S. Left Behind in Afghanistan | Afghanistan / Pakistan | FRONTLINE | PBS:
What is behind the rise in civilian deaths? Is the Afghan Taliban growing stronger? Can Afghan security forces handle the fight? What options does President Ashraf Ghani’s government have?
FRONTLINE spoke to three experts about the challenges Afghanistan faces in its fight against the Taliban.
Anand Gopal is the author of “No Good Men Among the Living: America, The Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes.” He has also worked as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor in Afghanistan.
Sangar Rahimi is a journalist who worked for The New York Times in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2013.
Marvin Weinbaum is a professor and scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute. He served as a Pakistan and Afghanistan analyst for the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research from 1999 to 2003.