In other news Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a compromise on a federal regulatory reform bill after a $19 billion fee on large banks and hedge funds was dropped from the legislation. Also, a former top executive at AIG…
Gwen Ifill talks with Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghan and Pakistan, about the firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan going forward.
Gen. David Petraeus, the newly appointed U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testified that the U.S. faces a long-term commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports on the general's endorsement by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including Gen. Stanley McChrystal's ouster, financial reform clearing a major hurdle in Congress and the rejected extension of unemployment benefits for many Americans.
By Larisa Epatko
Army Gen. David Petraeus, currently head of U.S. Central Command, has been called on to lead coalition forces in Afghanistan in place of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Over the years, Petraeus has overseen troop surges and security efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan…
Pending confirmation by the Senate, Gen. David Petraeus will take the helm of U.S. forces and counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff gets three views on how Petraeus will lead the war effort.
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…
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he accepted Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resignation as the top commander in Afghanistan, over critical comments he made in a Rolling Stone article, and would replace him with Gen. David Petraeus, currently head of U.S.
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan will be in new hands following the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal over disparaging remarks about the Obama administration. Gwen Ifill recaps the day's developments, including the president's remarks about accepting the resignation.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the top U.S. commander in the Afghan war, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, will be replaced by Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command. Ray Suarez speaks with analysts about what the decision could…
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