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.
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.