Ten years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan to eliminate a terrorist haven and set up a stable government. But today, many Afghans don’t know why the US invaded, have never heard of 9/11, and are increasingly suspicious.
Under Obama, the US may send 20,000 more troops and encourage talks with the Taliban in an effort to reclaim the upper hand in Afghanistan.
While the insurgents have singled out Christians, there's also a rise in attacks on all aid workers.
In provinces just south of Kabul, the insurgents have a shadow government that polices roads and runs courts.