An edition of the investigative documentary series, Dispatches. Six months after going undercover in Afghanistan to make the acclaimed film Beneath The Veil, Dispatches reporter, Saira Shah, returns to the land of her father to report on the fate of ordinary Afghans and investigates what drives the foot soldiers of the Taliban and Al Queda. In an epic journey that takes her through the mountain passes into the villages below, Saira meets people caught between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance and gains a unique insight into life at the center of 'the first war of the 21st century'. Saira also reveals the mindset of the Taliban, their infatuation with the hardware of battle and their admiration for the suicidal courage of the Arabs who entered their country to join Bin Laden. Part of the War Without End series.