More than half of the 30,000 additional soldiers President Obama will send to Afghanistan received their deployment orders Monday, despite lingering questions over a planned drawdown beginning in 2011. Continue reading
Editorial page writers from around the country throw in their opinions and reactions to President Obama’s Afghanistan strategy unveiled Tuesday night. Continue reading
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