Iraqi authorities are going to great lengths to pull off a national vote for its parliament on Wednesday, the first since the US troop withdrawal in 2011. The hardest part is to create a sense of normalcy in a country suffering from unrelenting sectarian violence.
The CIA's recently-released torture report has sparked a national conversation about the perceived horrors of torture — as well as its potential merits. But how do Americans who have served on the front lines feel about torture tactics? We asked veterans to weigh in.
The late Robin Williams made many of us laugh just when we needed it most. His gift was perhaps never more poignant and important as when he performed for US troops fighting overseas. The comedian devoted many hours to entertaining with the USO.
A six year-old girl in a Kabul refugee camp who was going to be sold in marriage to pay off a debt to cover the cost of her mother's hospital care. But "an anonymous donor working through an American lawyer had paid the debt."
As part of the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon is cutting the number of cooked meals offered to troops from four to two. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with army veteran, David Brown, who writes under the name D.B. Grady.
The heavy-handed police response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, this week, has drawn a lot of criticism from veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Phillip Carter, a former army captain, wrote a piece for the Daily Beast entitled "Ferguson's Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq."
The business model of insurgents in Afghanistan and the business model of gangs in the inner city in the united states is the same. It's the same business model and I know counter insurgency can work if properly applied.
Afghanistan is a country where the culture does not allow women to ride bikes. So the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team has a huge hill to climb, especially if they are to have any chance of making it to the Olympics.