Military

News Roundup - Hour 2

September 17, 2010

The Taliban in Afghanistan threatens to disrupt parliamentary elections. Iran releases an American hiker. And Palestinian leader Abbas affirms continuing peace talks. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top...

Defense Spending  and the Deficit

Defense Spending and the Deficit

September 14, 2010

The cost of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq now tops $1 trillion, and the nation’s debt tops thirteen trillion: New pressures to rein in the Pentagon’s budget and implications for national security.

News Roundup - Hour 2

September 10, 2010

Afghan President Hamid Karzai seeks to limit U.S. involvement in corruption probes; the first American soldiers are killed in Iraq since the combat mission ended; and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Mexican drug violence is like...

News Roundup - Hour 2

News Roundup - Hour 2

September 3, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Palestinian and Israeli leaders in Washington for the start of peace talks; the American combat mission ends in Iraq; and heavy violence in Afghanistan claims more lives among U.S. troops. A...

News Roundup - Hour 1

September 3, 2010

President Obama declares the end of formal combat in Iraq and turns his attention to the economy; a report that illegal immigration in the U.S. has sharply declined; and, as the midterms approach, a poll shows voters prefer Republicans...

The End of the Iraq War?

September 1, 2010

President Obama marks the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. But concerns about the security vacuum and political impasse remain. What's ahead for both the U.S. and Iraq.

News Roundup - Hour 2

News Roundup - Hour 2

August 27, 2010

Iraq sees an increase in violence following the exit of U.S. combat troops. Former President Carter travels to North Korea. And Somali insurgents kill dozens, including six members of parliament. A panel of journalists joins Diane for...

News Roundup - Hour 2

News Roundup - Hour 2

August 20, 2010

The last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq, the U.N. calls for more international aid for Pakistan's flood victims and China is projected to overtake Japan as the world's second-largest economy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for...

The Fight Against the Taliban in Afghanistan

The Fight Against the Taliban in Afghanistan

August 12, 2010

A U-N report finds the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan up over thirty percent this year - largely the result of Taliban attacks. The killing of ten foreign aid workers has some fearing the militant group is gaining strength...

Proposed Pentagon Budget Cuts

Proposed Pentagon Budget Cuts

August 11, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to reduce the number of generals and admirals in the armed forces and restrict the use of outside contractors: Reaction to his cost-cutting proposals for the Pentagon and implications for military...

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