Judy Woodruff speaks with a pair of experts about how the military helps treat soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Continue reading
With warnings that the situation in Afghanistan is “serious and deteriorating,” military leaders say that more troops are needed to regain control. Continue reading
Fierce fighting continues in Afghanistan in the final week leading up to the presidential election. Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR’s Renee Montagne.
Four hundred U.S. Marines stormed into the Taliban stronghold of Dahaneh in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday morning in a bid to secure the area ahead of next week’s presidential election. Continue reading
In other news, four U.S. Marines died in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan, and the Obama administration is considering a new plan to remove billions of dollars worth of troubled loans from the books of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Continue reading
In other news, White House officials confirmed that the administration is weighing creating a prison inside the U.S. to both house and prosecute suspected terrorists, and a bombing carried out by the Taliban killed 11 people in western Afghanistan. Continue reading
U.S. Marines moved into Taliban territory in southern Afghanistan on Friday to win over local leaders and populations, and so far have met little resistance from the Taliban, according to a military spokesman. Continue reading
U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to stabilize the Afghan-Pakistan border region. James Mates of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading