With new commanders and a focus on counterinsurgency, President Obama is making Afghanistan “his” war. With al Qaeda now next door in Pakistan, what are the goals? Will Democrats agree they’re sustainable and worth the cost in troops and money? Also, what did Nancy Pelosi know about “enhanced interrogation techniques?” On Reporter's Notebook, the Communist Party chief ousted for trying to avoid blood in Tiananmen Square left a memoir. We hear what went on behind the scenes.
Banner image: Fighters with Afghanistan's Taliban militia stand on a hillside at Maydan Shahr in Wardak province, west of Kabul. Afghanistan's long years of unrest have produced a new generation of Islamic militants, armed with new ideologies, funds and warfare from the Al-Qaeda terror network. Photo, taken September 26, 2008: STR/AFP/Getty Images