Margaret Warner interviews Afghan opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah about President Karzai’s leadership and the ongoing war in Afghanistan, more than six months after Abdullah dropped out of the runoff election against the current president. Continue reading
It involves casinos, the murder of a Greek tycoon, intrigue in Washington and much more. But the film, “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” is a documentary unwinding the trail of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff — once a powerful player in the nation’s capital, now a convicted felon serving time in prison.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, discusses his meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the state of U.S.-Afghan relations and the ongoing effort to secure Kandahar in the South. Continue reading
President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, following months of tension over accusations of government corruption. Gwen Ifill talks to former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Alexander Thier of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the state of U.S.-Afghan relations. Continue reading
The Obama Administration turned to its attention to foreign affairs this week. The president traveled to Afghanistan to address corruption reform with President Hamid Karzai and hosted French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as both countries pressure Iran over its nuclear program. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
In other news Monday, President Obama returned from a surprise trip to Afghanistan where he met with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to discuss anti-corruption efforts and Iraq’s prime minister continued to push for a recount after he trailed in the recent elections. Continue reading
Margaret Warner talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling’s appeal to the Supreme Court and the dismissal of a challenge brought by Chinese detainees at Guantanamo. Continue reading
In an excerpt from a conversation with Charlie Rose, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, says ultimate success in the war will depend on the confidence of the Afghan people in their own government. Continue reading