Today, President Obama addresses the nation to reveal a new plan for winning, and ending, the war in Afghanistan—many expect a substantial increase in U.S. troops deployed to the area.
Last week, FRONTLINE/World posted an iWitness interview with journalist Elizabeth Rubin, who was embedded with American soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, a remote area close to the Pakistan border, for two months in 2007. She returned to the valley nine months later to see how the situation had progressed. Her experiences shed some light on the realities American soldiers face on the ground there.
Watch the interview here:
>> Watch additional uncut scenes shot by Rubin in Afghanistan on FRONTLINE/World’s iWitness website.
Elizabeth Rubin’s reporting in Afghanistan was supported in part by CIR’s Dick Goldensohn Fund.