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October 08, 2009

One View Of Afghanistan

President Obama and his advisors are reviewing the U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan, trying to decide if it makes sense to increase the number of troops there. The Taliban have been regaining control in parts of the country. Brian Childs was there when this started to happen. In fact, he had a bird’s eye view of the war when he spent several years as a contract pilot there. Mainly - he says - he was flying missionaries and aid worker, but as Afghanistan became increasingly dangerous, Brian found himself transporting more security contractors. Even the luggage changed: from bibles to guns. Brian tells Dick about how his experiences in Afghanistan changed his views and what he's doing now to make a difference.

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