Thom Shanker

Conflict & Justice

Role of the CIA in Yemen

We continue our coverage of the death of Anwar Al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born cleric killed early this morning in northern Yemen. It is still not clear whether the operation was carried out by Yemeni forces or American intelligence.

Why the Marjah offensive is a different kind of battle

U.S. and NATO forces are approaching the campaign in southern Afghanistan in a novel way, from the allies' struggle to win the hearts and minds of Afghan civilians in the region, to the dropping of leaflets urging the Taliban to leave the area.