PBS NewsHour

Why fighting in Afghanistan persists, 17 years later

Clip: 10/09/2018 | 7m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

In Afghanistan, 26 districts are now under Taliban control, and the country continues to suffer thousands of civilian casualties. Why has it been so difficult for Afghanistan to make progress in the fight for security and reconstruction? Nick Schifrin sits down with Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive, to discuss funding challenges, external “distractions” and the upcoming elections.

Aired: 10/09/18

Rating: NR

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