Afghans understood the mission against Osama bin Laden to mean a chance to secure their future — a future as murky on that day as it is today. In those post-2001 months and years, they believed in the power of "the foreigners."
If all goes according to plan, Afghanistan will hold its first-ever democratic transition of presidential power. And Zalmai Rassoul just might be the one deciding if the US should stay in the country.
Davood Moradian, who served for five years as an adviser to President Hamid Karzai, sees the opening of the Taliban office in Doha as evidence of an exhausted Washington, desperate to cut and run.
Hopes that US and Taliban officials might begin peace talks Thursday came to nothing, following a diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Kabul over the nature of the Taliban's new office in Doha, Qatar.
Those hoping for a peaceful agreement to the long-standing conflict between the United States and Afghanistan on one side and the Taliban were disappointed Wednesday after Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai announced his government's withdrawal from the talks.
As the United States begins to withdraw from Afghanistan after more than a decade of military involvement, China is beginning to increase its presence, both diplomatically and financially.
The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.