One of the reasons the Taliban has been so difficult to defeat in Afghanistan is its control over the local people. They have earned popularity by delivering a form of local justice.
But there are signs – even in some of the most troubled parts of the country – that the Afghan government and police are making inroads to change that.
The BBC’s David Loyn reports from Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
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