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photoAfghanistan is heating up. Eleven Navy SEAL commandos are now dead after a secretive mission in the mountains of Kundar ran into deadly Taliban fire.

Also, four supposed Al Qaeda detainees at the U.S. base in Bagram have escaped. The long, porous border with Pakistan isn't helping the security landscape either.

Hear about the motive and strategy behind the fighting and how the U.S. military is targeting its response.

Guests:

Halima Kazem, correspondent, The Christian Science Monitor

Tim McGurk, correspondent, TIME magazine

Anthony Cordesman, director of strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Larry Goodson, professor at the Naval War College.

This program aired on July 12, 2005.

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