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Afghanistan Shooting Suspect to Be Charged

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be officially charged with 17 counts of murder.

Afghan War Hearing Passes Fireworks-Free

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A U.S. soldier stands accused of massacring 16 Afghan civilians, the worst such attack in either Iraq or Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently responded by describing the U.S. as a "demon" and demanding a faster U.S. withdrawal. Here at home, domestic support for the war has plunged to new lows, with Republicans as well as Democrats telling pollsters that the conflict is not worth its cost and that American troops should come home sooner than is currently planned.

War And Semantics

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In the last week alone, Americans have been told definitively that “Afghanistan is ready right now to take all security responsibilities completely” (Afghan President Hamid Karzai); that Afghans will take “full responsibility for security in 2014” (President Barack Obama); that the U.S. and its allies will shift to a support role next year and “won’t be in a combat role after 2014” (British Prime Minister David Cameron); and that U.S. officials are negotiating a “strategic partnership” agreement to allow U.S.

Taliban, Afghan President Warn U.S. Troops

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Soldiers cautioned after Leon Panetta's runway scare in Afghanistan.

Attack May Derail Effort to Force Taliban Into Talks

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The outrage from the back-to-back episodes of the Koran burning and the killing on Sunday of at least 16 Afghan civilians imperils what the Obama administration once saw as an orderly plan for 2012: to speed the training of Afghan forces so that they can take the lead in combat missions, all while drawing the Taliban into negotiations to end more than a decade of constant war.
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On the Radar: September 15, 2010

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On the Radar: May 21, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

May 14, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses a week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, and the upcoming primary elections. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post joins the panel this week.

On the Radar: May 13, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

PBS NewsHour: Obama, Karzai Renew Pledge to Continue Fight Against Al-Qaida in Afghanistan

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May 12, 2010

President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, following months of tension over accusations of government corruption. Gwen Ifill talks to former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Alexander Thier of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the state of U.S.-Afghan relations.