Afghanistan - Seven years after the United States overthrew the Taliban in Afghanistan, the radical regime is trying to stage a comeback. But despite increased fighting, U.S. troop morale is high.
In Afghanistan, the U.S. military's efforts to repeat the success of the surge in Iraq are proving difficult for a number of reasons.
Among them, a resurgent Taliban, a severe lack of infrastructure and difficulties with making the coalition of over 30 countries work together as a cohesive unit.
While there are signs of progress, commanders on the ground are saying there is still got a long way to go.
On the heels of the success of his new bestselling book, American Heroes, Oliver North recently spent a month on the ground in Afghanistan living with some of his favorite people - the United States Marine Corps.
Despite brutal 120-degree heat, IEDs and almost daily enemy contact, North and his crew found troop morale to be high, and commanders confident of our abilities to defeat the insurgents.
They also encountered some thorny challenges that could delay or even derail our military's efforts if not dealt with quickly.
Today North joined The 700 Club to share more about his experience. Click the player abover to watch the interview following this CBN News report.