This weekend's presidential election could determine how much longer US forces remain in Afghanistan. Has America's longest war paved the way for real democracy? Will violence and voter fraud compromise the outcome? Also, another Fort Hood shooting, and a secret Twitter-like messaging service created by the US to undermine Communist Cuba.
Banner image: Afghan election commission workers load ballot boxes on a car at Ghori village at the Adraskan district of Herat Province April 3, 2014. Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters