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15 Years After 9/11, A Look At War And Politics In Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers board an Army Chinook transport helicopter after it brought fresh soldiers and supplies to the Korengal Outpost on Oct. 27, 2008, in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)
U.S. soldiers board an Army Chinook transport helicopter after it brought fresh soldiers and supplies to the Korengal Outpost on Oct. 27, 2008, in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Editor's Note: Per an agreement with the BBC, audio for this segment was only available for 30 days. It has been removed.

The attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, led to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

Today, the war there continues, and it has become the longest war in U.S. history. The Taliban are resurgent, and analysts say the Afghan government is fractured and dysfunctional.

Here & Now's Robin Young gets an update from the BBC's Inayatulhaq Yasini in Kabul, and also speaks with Michael Kugelman, an analyst who's watching the situation in Afghanistan closely.

Guests

Inayatulhaq Yasini, Kabul bureau editor for the BBC.

Michael Kugelman, senior associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Wilson Center. He tweets @michaelkugelman.

This article was originally published on September 12, 2016.

This segment aired on September 12, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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