Today, CNN video shows Taliban attacks on Afghan peace talks and the latest updates on the oil spill in the Gulf and the role our military is playing.
Venice, Louisiana (CNN) — BP planned Friday to successively close four vents at the top of an undersea well containment cap through which oil was still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
SINGAPORE — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is rejecting a more forceful role for the military in plugging the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.
SINGAPORE — The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific says there is no sign now that North Korea is planning another strike or provocation against South Korea.
ISTANBUL — A cargo ship trying to break the blockade of Gaza could reach Israel’s 20-mile (32-kilometer) exclusion zone by Friday afternoon, an activist said, and Israel’s prime minister has vowed the ship will not reach land.
Within minutes of President Hamid Karzai addressing the 1,600 delegates at the peace jirga he called to deabte how best to negotiate with the Taliban, a rocket whistled in. More explosions followed. One of the rockets landed by a wall just a few hundred meters from the flimsy peace jirga tents. Gun battles erupted a few miles away in Kabul.
The new chief of U.S. Cyber Command, Gen. Keith Alexander, spoke at my alma mater CSIS in Washington, DC, this morning, and while he purposefully did not make any real news, he had some interesting comments on the policy issues surrounding the new (combatant?) command.
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Undeterred by an attack on their gathering a day earlier, hundreds of Afghan tribal and religious leaders were meeting again on Thursday with Western diplomats and the country’s lawmakers as they debate how best to negotiate with the Taliban.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is considering dispatching the aircraft carrier George Washington to the waters where North Korea allegedly sank a South Korean warship, defense officials said Wednesday.
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