Gates: I Was ' Strong Advocate' for Surge to End in Summer 2012…
With Robert Gates' days at the Pentagon numbered, Kwame Holman looks back at the retiring defense secretary's service during tumultuous times under Presidents Bush and Obama.
The Defense Department is waging a battle over the increasing price of its new stealth aircraft program. Kwame Holman reports on why the Joint Strike Fighter program, which was supposed to save the military money, is taking fire in Washington.
Margaret Warner explores how international groups are mobilizing emergency help for Haiti, and then Jim Lehrer speaks with Dr. Rajiv Shah of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters Thursday he would be open to sending more troops to Afghanistan, despite mounting questions on the war.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Thursday that NATO troops should do more to combat Afghanistan's drug trade. His comments came as new reports emerged raising doubts about American strategy and the Afghan government's ability to cope.
The Pentagon will unveil a new memorial to Sept. 11 victims Thursday during a ceremony to mark the seventh anniversary of attacks. Kwame Holman reports on the memorial's road to completion and how family members of victims view the day.
President Bush supported Gen. David Petraeus' call to halt future troop drawdowns in Iraq Thursday but also announced that the Army will return to 12-month deployments to help ease the burden on troops. Military experts debate the impact on the…
Military commission trials for the six Guantanamo Bay detainees charged for their involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks will be held in specially designed courtrooms known as Camp Justice. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann outlines the legal processes for…
A new study suggests that mental distress in returning war veterans may take several months to surface. The NewsHour's Susan Dentzer discusses how soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses.
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