NATO-Led Offensive Continues in Afghanistan

Monday, February 15, 2010

A US marine of 1/3 Marine Weapons Company is silhouetted at sunset on the northeast of Marjah on February 14, 2010. NATO commanders said the start of a major US-led offensive Operation Moshtarak. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

U.S., U.K. and Afghan forces continue a military assault against Taliban fighters in Marjah, Afghanistan this morning. Plans for the offensive were widely discussed by U.S. and NATO commanders before the operation began, in an attempt to warn civilians in the area and limit civilian casualties. But on Sunday, two coalition rockets missed their mark, killing 12 civilians. We look at how coalition forces are doing in this critical operation with Jeffrey Dressler an Afghanistan expert with the Institute for the Study of War and Global Post correspondent, Jean MacKenzie, who is on the ground in Afghanistan.

Guests:

Jeffrey Dressler and Jean MacKenzie

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [1]

Chelsea from Columbia, mo

See how different sources interpret the impact of the incident
http://www.newsy.com/videos/afghan-civilian-deaths-put-nato-offensive-in-question

Feb. 16 2010 03:24 PM

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