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Addressing the psychological impact of war in Afghanistan

How You See It

Addressing the psychological impact of war in Afghanistan

This year has seen huge casualty increases for American soldiers in Afghanistan. President Obama is considering whether or not to send more troops to the embattled nation. But our question today is about the troops returning home. Do you think the U.S. government is doing enough to help American combat troops deal with psychological injuries?

Posted: October 30, 2009 10:29   Comments: 9
Today: Iran, Zimbabwe and overcrowded cemeteries

Daily News Brief

Today: Iran, Zimbabwe and overcrowded cemeteries

Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: An Iranian response; a United Nations representative is rebuffed in Zimbabwe; Hillary Clinton in Pakistan; and the City Of London cemetery wants inhabitants to double up to save space.

Posted: October 29, 2009 11:21   Comments: 1
Dual Taliban attacks strike in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Interview

Dual Taliban attacks strike in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ahmad Kamal, a Pakistani diplomat for 40 years, discusses the relationship between the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the escalation of attacks. He also examines what it will take to end the violence in both countries.

Posted: October 28, 2009 17:21   Comments: 0
Propping up the embroiled Afghan president

How You See It

Propping up the embroiled Afghan president

U.S. President Barack Obama continues to grapple with the complex situation in Afghanistan. With allegations of election fraud surrounding Afghan president Hamid Karzai and new allegations against his brother, should the U.S. cut ties with the controversial president?

Posted: October 28, 2009 10:06   Comments: 29
U.S. continues to tango with Osama and the Taliban

Perspectives

U.S. continues to tango with Osama and the Taliban

The month of October marks eight years since the Bush administration successfully removed the Taliban regime from power in Kabul. But there was a crucial difference between the U.S. eviction of Saddam from Kuwait and forcible regime change in Afghanistan, writes Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan.

Posted: October 27, 2009 11:30   Comments: 2
Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

From the Field

Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

In the Maldives, the country's new president has initiated a series of high-profile events to publicize the potentially devastating effects of climate change. But as producer Megan Thompson writes, behind the public relations lies a serious -- and hopeful -- story of a remarkable political transformation.

Posted: October 26, 2009 15:06   Comments: 0
Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

Daily News Brief

Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

Read stories from around the world, brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: a message to Cuba, food aid to North Korea, and a Guinness world record in tabbouleh and hummus.

Posted: October 26, 2009 11:26   Comments: 1
Week in review: Afghanistan and Iran

Week in Review

Week in review: Afghanistan and Iran

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss whether Iran appears to be pulling back from a deal to ship enriched uranium overseas. They also discuss fair elections in Afghanistan and NATO's decision to support a wider war counter-strategy.

Posted: October 23, 2009 17:08   Comments: 7
Up close and personal with the Taliban

In the Newsroom

Up close and personal with the Taliban

Edward Deitch is the consulting producer and head writer at Worldfocus. He looks at how one reporter describes an ordeal in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- and what it may mean for U.S. policymakers.

Posted: October 23, 2009 16:26   Comments: 3
Insecurity grows in perilous Pakistani capital

Video + Interview

Insecurity grows in perilous Pakistani capital

As the Pakistani military continues its offensive in Pakistan, ordinary Pakistanis are coping with the realities of heightened security. Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Amna Nawaz, a Pakistani-American journalist, who was recently in Pakistan as part of her fellowship with the International Reporting Project of Johns Hopkins University.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:03   Comments: 0

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