Afghan war documents published earlier this week by whistle-blower site WikiLeaks have raised questions about Pakistan’s role in the war. Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives. Continue reading
Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks released thousands of U.S. military documents related to the Afghan war on Sunday, creating a major stir among government officials and raising questions about Pakistani involvement in the war. Continue reading
In the wake of the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website releasing thousands of documents detailing Afghan war operations, Jeffrey Brown discusses the military significance with Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation, and documentary filmmaker Philip Smucker, who have both written about the war. Continue reading
In other news Friday, comments about the Afghan war by GOP Chairman Michael Steele drew rebuke from both Republicans and Democrats. Also, Gen. David Petraeus landed in Kabul to take over command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, suicide bombers killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 175 in Lahore, Pakistan. Also, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Continue reading
A new documentary film about the life and death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto — the first woman head of an Islamic country who was assassinated in 2007 — may attract as much interest for its political content as for its artistic or journalistic value; her husband Asif Ali Zardari is now the president of Pakistan, elected after her death.
Pakistan’s aging irrigation infrastructure and years of little rain are adding up to major problems for farmers, prompting the government to subsidize a new drip-style irrigation system. But some farmers still find it too costly to install. Continue reading
Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing plot, pleaded guilty to terrorism and weapons charges on Monday afternoon. Ailsa Chang of WNYC Radio describes the scene in the courtroom then Steve Coll of the New American Foundation speaks with Judy Woodruff about Shahzad’s “puzzling case.” Continue reading