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
Jehanne Dubrow is the author of three poetry collections: “The Hardship Post,” “From the Fever-World” and most recently “Stateside,” which is an exploration of the long history of military wives waiting for their husbands to return from war.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a book about war that has stood the test of time. Jeffrey Brown talks to Tim O’Brien about his landmark work, “The Things They Carried,” a piece of fiction based on the author’s experience serving in the Vietnam War.
Even as the U.S. ramps up its military campaign in Afghanistan, American and Afghan officials are pursuing political solutions to reconcile with the Taliban and end eight years of violence. Though Taliban leaders say they aren’t open to negotiation, Afghan and U.N. officials have forged ahead with private talks. Continue reading
At military bases around the nation, performances of Greek drama are linking ancient and modern warriors in an understanding of war’s pain and mental agony. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
For troops in the field, few things are more important than reminders of their families — particularly photos. Tom Bearden reports on how some photographers are lending a helping hand. Continue reading