Life in Northern Afghanistan as Taliban Take Control

While the debate in Washington is focused on how soon and to which extent to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, insurgents are rapidly gaining ground in the country's north. This audio slideshow, the product of Anna Badkhen's second month-long journey through northern Afghanistan this spring, offers a glimpse into the life of Afghans as the Taliban take over their villages—swiftly, unchallenged, and barely noticed by the rest of the world.