afghanistan

  • June 26, 2012  

    In 2008, President Obama promised to make Afghanistan a top priority. Soon after, he agreed to a troop surge. Ray Suarez talks with author Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the U.S. strategy, the administration’s role in Afghanistan and what he calls “the war within the war” in his new book, “Little America.” Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    In other news Monday, whole apartment complexes flooded when more than 15 inches of rain fell in parts of Florida. A person drowned in rough surf as new downpours moved across Florida’s Gulf Coast and Panhandle. Also, prosecutors branded former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky a “predatory pedophile” as his trial began. Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012  

    In other news Friday, Gen. John Allen — commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan — apologized for the deaths of civilians in an airstrike. The operation on Wednesday targeted a Taliban leader, but some wedding guests were killed. In Pakistan, a bomb tore through a bus carrying government employees, killing 19 people. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, three suicide bombers killed at least 22 people at a busy marketplace in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned Syria that the world would put financial pressure on the country to help end its deadly 15-month-long crackdown. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    In other news Monday, a suicide car bomb in central Baghdad killed at least 23 people — detonating right outside the main Shiite religious affairs office in Iraq. Nearly 200 people were wounded in the explosion. Also, officials in Pakistan condemned a suspected U.S. drone strike that killed at least 15 people. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, al-Qaida’s Sakhr al-Taifi has been killed in a NATO airstrike, according to alliance officials. He had commanded foreign militants in Afghanistan. Also, search teams dug into new piles of rubble in northern Italy after a second earthquake struck in less than two weeks, killing at least 16 people. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    As Americans across the globe remembered generations of the nation’s fallen this Memorial Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney joined the observances — taking time out from the campaign to praise the contributions of the country’s servicemembers. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Memorial Day observances in Afghanistan put focus on a U.S. Marine killed there this year. Sgt. William Stacey’s letter, left before his death for his family, was read in Kabul. Also, Iranian operatives may be linked to an assassination plot against U.S. Embassy officials, according to The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2012  

    Pakistani filmmaker and journalist Naziha Ali and Bushra Hyder, who has developed alternative teaching materials for use in Pakistani schools, offer a first-hand take on what’s fueling extremism in their country and what should be done about it. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • May 21, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    As world leaders struggle to work out details of an exit strategy from Afghanistan, police pushed back hundreds of protesters who were trying to reach the site of the NATO summit in Chicago this week. Continue reading