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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2010. (AP)

With Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, a top U.S. defense analyst says the current U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is doomed to fail. We hear the debate.

 
Monday, May 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The New York Police Department's Emergency Service Unit patrols the financial district in New York on Friday, May 7, 2010. (AP)

Car bombs in the USA. Top national security experts weigh whether “one man, one bomb” is the new face of terrorism.

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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A big allied offensive in southern Afghanistan. A new U.S. strategy on the line. And the top Afghan Taliban commander captured in Pakistan.

 
Friday, January 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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We talk with Pakistani rock star Salman Ahmad about his “rock ‘n roll jihad” against extremism.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
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Our show today with military robotics expert P.W. Singer took a hard look at the implications of the U.S. military’s increasingly wide push to use cutting-edge technology to defend troops, survey areas, and kill enemies.

 
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

President Obama lays out his war strategy. We’ll look at the road ahead.

 
Monday, October 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Taliban rising and fighting. We’ll ask who and what the Taliban really is today.

 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM

We talk to reporters who have been on the front lines in Afghanistan, and discuss how President Obama’s decision on troops might play out on the ground.

 
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM

A hot summer in Afghanistan. Coalition forces pushing village by village into Taliban turf. We’ll go to the front lines — and strategy — of the Afghan push.

 
Friday, June 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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A new novel from Ali Sethi on growing up under dictatorship and upheaval in Pakistan.

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In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP)

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Homeless people stay with their belongings under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The city’s health department put up notices Monday giving the estimated 150 homeless people 72 hours to leave the area. (AP)

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