From Virginia Tech to Mumbai, young men have tragically searched for meaning in random acts of violence. Richard Rodriguez reflects on the world's "lost boys" in an essay.
By PBS NewsHour
Al-Qaida made its first public statement about President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying it would continue attacks on the U.S. They also criticized Obama for his support of Israel and turning his back on his Muslim roots.
Iraqi lawmakers began debate Monday over a security agreement that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country until the end of 2011. Analysts discuss the plan's details and remaining obstacles to its approval.
The Army says that suicides among active duty personnel have doubled in recent years, and multiple deployments might contribute to that increase. NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
Seven years into the war in Afghanistan, U.S. and allied troops are still battling Taliban insurgents, leading to talk of sending more troops to the country. New York Times correspondent John Burns, who just returned from the Afghanistan, provides an…
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.
Although female voters had been leaning Democratic so far in this presidential campaign, Gov. Sarah Palin has brought new appeal to the Republican ticket for socially conservative women. Two analysts examine issues that concern women and how these will influence…
Georgia's recent conflict with Russia over the fate of two separatist provinces brought with it a first in international cyber-warfare, as Georgia faced a slew of Internet attacks. An Internet security specialist offers insight.
By PBS NewsHour
Coffins containing the bodies of two Israeli soldiers captured in 2006 by Hezbollah were turned over to Israel Wednesday as part of a trade for the release of five Lebanese prisoners.
In a bid to encourage veterans to get needed counseling, the Pentagon said Thursday that most military and civilian employees will no longer be required to disclose mental health treatment when applying for government jobs. Experts examine the impact of…
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