Security

 
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Is success possible in Afghanistan?

In this extended web interview, Andrew Bacevich, a retired army colonel and professor of history at Boston University, talks about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

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The view from Afghanistan

There’s a sense that the victims of the Gen. McChrystal debacle are the Afghan people.

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  Lives on hold

The Pentagon estimates that one in five American soldiers will return from battle with a traumatic brain injury. Need to Know follows the families who look after these wounded veterans.

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As flotilla probe begins, filmmaker unveils new footage of deadly raid

Israel is now the subject of lawsuits and political pressure. But what about the ‘hit list’ at the center of the controversy? Need to Know talked to an American flotilla passenger about the mysterious document.

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Fired.

Gen. David Petraeus will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of American forces in Afghanistan.

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Kidnapped by the Taliban

An interview with Jere Van Dyk, whose new book chronicles 45 days in captivity.

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Bloody Sunday

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron belatedly apologized for death of 14 civil rights demonstrators who were killed by British soldiers in Northern Ireland in 1972, on a day that became known as Bloody Sunday.

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How prisoner abuse affects the abuser

In his new book “None of Us Were Like this Before,” reporter Joshua Phillips meets young American soldiers who abused detainees in Iraq, and suffered psychological consequences.

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Dream big or go ‘home’

Immigrant students are risking deportation to support a controversial bill that would allow them to stay.