Around the World

The Long War: Are We Safer?

Around the World with Christiane Amanpour debuts as we approach a decade of war in Afghanistan, and the question on the lips of Americans and Afghans alike is "what's next?"

Ten years after the attack on World Trade Center, Osama Bin Laden is dead, but how will this chapter in the longest war in American history be written?

ABC News foreign correspondent Nick Schifrin joins Christiane Amanpour from Kabul, Afghanistan, taking the pulse of that country amidst an explosion of violence at the hands of the resurgent Taliban.

Then a revealing interview with Ahmed Rashid, the world's foremost authority on the Taliban, about the very real concerns over potential violence between the United States uneasy ally Pakistan.

The critical question must be asked: Is war with Pakistan a real possibility?

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