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U.S. special forces troops are on the ground in northern Afghanistan, according to Defense Department officials. The forces are on a non-combat mission and are working with Northern Alliance forces. British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the plan all along has been to use more than just air strikes. Who are these special forces and how might they be used in the current battle with Afghanistan? This hour, a look at the military aspect of the war on terrorism.


William Arkin, military columnist for Washington;
Mark Bowden, author ``Black Hawk Down''

This program aired on October 19, 2001.

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