A recent U.N. report suggests that laws to protect women in Afghanistan from rape and forced marriage are still not being enforced. As NATO prepares to leave, concerns grow that women's rights will be further compromised.
The border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is at the center of controversy. Last week, NATO forces on the Afghan side fired across at what they thought were insurgents, and killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers. Officials are investigating.
U.S.-Pakistan relations have suffered another blow after NATO airstrikes on the Afghan border left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead. The cross-border attack by NATO aircraft came at a critical juncture in relations. The two nations were just starting to warm up to each other after a year of serious military and diplomatic setbacks.
Pakistan says 25 of its soldiers were killed in a NATO helicopter attack on a checkpoint at the Afghan border. NATO says it is investigating what happened. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Quil Lawrence about the incident, which has further exacerbated U.S.-Pakistan tensions.
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