By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
After a Rolling Stone profile led to the firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal , the Pentagon is changing the rules on its relationship with the news media.
In other news Friday, comments about the Afghan war by GOP Chairman Michael Steele drew rebuke from both Republicans and Democrats. Also, Gen. David Petraeus landed in Kabul to take over command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
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.
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…
By Larisa Epatko
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.
President Barack Obama is replacing the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, following his disparaging remarks about administration officials. Gwen Ifill gets three points of view about the decision and its consequences for the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.
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