Afghanistan

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The Taliban, the Islamist militant group, is growing stronger in districts all over Afghanistan, the country President Elect Obama calls the central front in the struggle against terrorism.

In a shift of strategy, the U.S. plans to nearly double troop levels in the country, arm tribal militias friendly to the American backed government, and to re-focus efforts to build up Afghan civil society.

We'll speak with John Dempsey, a lawyer who heads the United States Institute of Peace in Kabul. Dempsey been there for nearly 6 years trying to reform Afghanistan's justice system.

This program aired on December 24, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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