While more than 2 million men and women serve in the American military, a new documentary, “The Homefront,” focuses on the additional 3 million husbands, wives and children who remain behind, waiting for their loved ones to return from deployment.
By PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, even as the White House insists…
By Julie Pace and Lara Jakes, Associated Press
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the suspect in the Afghan massacre, had served three tours in Iraq before his Afghanistan deployment. Jeffrey Brown, The Washington Posts's Carol Leonig, a retired army general and an army psychiatrist discuss Bales' failed promotion, former…
After a months-long review of the U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama laid out a new course Tuesday night, saying it is in "our vital national interest" to deploy 30,000 more troops to the fight.
Speaking from West Point military academy, President Barack Obama outlined a new Afghanistan strategy that includes deploying 34,000 additional troops beginning in early 2010. Below is the full text of his remarks, as provided by the White House.
Judy Woodruff reports on the White House's Afghanistan briefing, and then columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sit down with Jim Lehrer to preview President Obama's Afghanistan announcement.
Ahead of President Barack Obama's address to the nation, Gwen Ifill speaks with policymakers to gauge reaction to the president's Afghanistan strategy that calls for deploying 30,000 additional troops.
Global Post correspondent Ben Gilbert gets reactions from U.S. troops stationed in Kandahar to President Obama's plan to deploy more troops to Afghanistan.
By Online DA
On the day that veterans around the country are honored for their service, President Barack Obama is set to meet with his top military advisers to continue discussions about the possibility of sending more troops to Afghanistan.
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