CBS' lead story was from the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Lara Logan filed from the opium poppy fields of the Sangin Valley where British troops are leading a NATO offensive against Taliban guerrillas, "a resilient enemy…where the terrain is rugged and difficult." An English major described the fighting as "chasing ghosts." Afghanistan is in danger of becoming "a failed state, much like it was when Osama bin Laden used it as his base of operations," CBS' David Martin was warned by Harlan Ullman, an inside-the-Beltway advisor to NATO. Ullman predicted that fighting there will drag on for another ten years, not just against the Taliban, but with opium traders and corrupt members of the government. "A war with no end in sight," Martin called it.
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