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  • December 28, 2010  

    As Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says U.S. troops must leave by this time next year, what else is next for Iraq’s new government? Margaret Warner speaks with Michael Gordon, military correspondent for The New York Times, and Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2010  

    The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has been steadily shrinking and by December 2011, they are scheduled to be gone entirely. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reiterated his views on the Status of Forces Agreement, but that timeline has been in question amid struggles to implement a governing coalition and develop security forces. Continue reading

  • December 23, 2010  

    Judy Woodruff reports on political turmoil in the Ivory Coast, which has left more than 170 people dead after a bitter presidential election. Continue reading

  • December 23, 2010  

    New tensions are rattling the Korean peninsula over South Korean military drills. Justin McCurry of GlobalPost samples public opinion in Seoul for some insight. Continue reading

  • December 20, 2010  

    In other news Monday, a new Iraqi government might soon be a reality as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki submitted a list of potential Cabinet members to Parliament, some nine months after national elections. Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s Parliament is preparing to convene in January four months after elections. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2010  

    The Pentagon’s long-awaited review of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning gays from serving openly in the armed forces revealed that 70 percent of military personnel surveyed said that changing the law would have little or no impact on readiness. Jim Lehrer talks with study chairmen, Jeh Johnson and Gen. Carter Ham. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2010  

    Women make up about 14 percent of the U.S. military and now serve in more combat situations than in past wars. As part of our NewsHour Connect series, Scott Shafer of KQED in San Francisco met with female veterans about the particular challenges women face after their military service and what support is available. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2010  

    As tradition goes, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with a big meal, football and parades. U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan took a brief pause to recognize the holiday and some were lucky enough to return home to see their families. Ray Suarez covers the celebrations dotted around the world. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2010  

    Tensions between the Koreas remain high after Tuesday’s artillery barrage killed four South Koreans. Jim Lehrer examines the U.S. role and options with Christopher Hill, who helped lead the U.S. delegation that negotiated with North Koreans in recent years, and Leon Sigal, who has written extensively about U.S.-Korean relations. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2010  

    Jeffrey Brown speaks with British photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington about his work in Afghanistan, which led to the prize-winning documentary with Sebastian Junger, “Restrepo,” and a new book of photographs called “Infidel.” Continue reading

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