Jim Lehrer speaks with Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Republican Kit Bond of Missouri about national security concerns about WikiLeaks publishing sensitive information about the Afghan war and potentially helping enemies. Continue reading
Fallout from the WikiLeaks publication of Afghan war documents continued to reverberate in Washington Tuesday with the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff calling it a “potential threat” to American lives. It was also center stage in debate in Congress over the war supplemental bill. Kwame Holman reports. 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
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
Army Ranger Pat Tillman died in April 2004 in Afghanistan. Initially, the Army said the former NFL star was killed by enemy fire. Five weeks later, it was revealed that Tillman died from friendly fire.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. mission and strategy in Afghanistan will not change, following the ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Judy Woodruff reports on the reactions to the appointment of Gen. David Petraeus to command NATO forces in Afghanistan. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with author and journalist Sebastian Junger about his latest book, “War,” which tells the stories of an isolated platoon of soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan. Continue reading