For more on the fresh violence in Afghanistan, Margaret Warner talks to Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post, Lt. Col. John Nagl, president of the Center for New American Security, and Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, discusses his meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the state of U.S.-Afghan relations and the ongoing effort to secure Kandahar in the South.
As part of a visit to Washington to reaffirm a commitment to fight insurgency in his country and heal an at times strained relationship, Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the U.S. and NATO forces…
Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested the security handover in Afghanistan could happen before July 2011. Gates, on a trip to the region, traded barbs with Iran's president who also visited Kabul this week. Judy Woodruff reports.
In other news Monday, U.S. troops are preparing to wrest control of Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, from Taliban control with a gradual buildup. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an unannounced visit to the…
After Friday's deadly suicide bombing in Kabul, Judy Woodruff spoke with Army Brig. Gen. Ben Hodges in Kandahar about coalition strategies in the region.
After a three-month review of options, President Barack Obama is set to unveil his long-awaited new strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time address to the nation tonight.
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.
Margaret Warner sits down with two reporters who cover the Pentagon to sort through the various options President Obama is likely weighing as he prepares to make an announcement on the war in Afghanistan.
With warnings that the situation in Afghanistan is "serious and deteriorating," military leaders say that more troops are needed to regain control.
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