The man who executed American reporter James Foley spoke with a British accent, presumably one of hundreds of British nationals that authorities think are fighting alongside members of ISIS. So why are they there, and how can they be stopped?
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 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.
Secret talks between the US and the Taliban started about three years ago and at first, the aim was to create an opportunity for a peace process to bring an end to the conflict in Afghanistan. When the talks went off track, they focused more narrowly on a straightforward prisoner swap.
Five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison were recently released in exchange for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But there are still 150 men at the prison and Pardiss Kebriaei, a lawyer representing two Gitmo detainees, says her clients' path to release might still be a long one.
Some fear the prisoner exchange over the weekend that freed US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will come back to haunt the US. Those released were senior Taliban leaders who may still retain their influence.
Matthew Gates came home from Afghanistan about two years ago. He served there with the Army's 10th Mountain Division. These days, he's attending cooking school. Gates says he's hoping to start a new career built around his connection to food.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Metz of the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania about the psychology of counter-insurgency and its applications in Afghanistan.
The World's Katy Clark reports on a program that aims to prepare future aid workers for the harsh realities of humanitarian work by exposing them to a simulated refugee crisis. The exercise takes place in the woods of Massachusetts.
The World's Jeb Sharp looks back at some key moments in the formation of North Korea's nuclear program. It became visible to the world in the 1980s, but its origins go back to the 1950s and the politics of the Cold War.