America Abroad: Terror, Tribes, and Taliban

Sat, 04/18/2009 - 3:00pm
There’s widespread agreement that the greatest threat to the United States is lurking in the mountainous border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.  President Obama will be hard pressed to accomplish the mission of securing Afghanistan and protecting America if the tribal areas of Pakistan remain a terrorist haven. The largely ungoverned, and historically ungovernable tribal areas of Pakistan have long been a wasteland of thieves, thugs, and terrorists. The Taliban has regrouped  there, and has extended the welcome mat to al-Qaeda. That poses a critical threat to Kabul, Islamabad, and Washington. In Terror, Tribes and Taliban, airing Saturday, April 18 at 3 p.m. on AM1370/HD91/5-2, America Abroad explores the deteriorating conditions on the ground there, and the inability of Kabul and Islamabad to tame the badlands along their border.