Afghanistan: Casualties and Objectives

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The deadliest month in eight years for US troops raises questions about how long the American people will support the war in Afghanistan. Has President Obama been clear about his objectives or how he wants "progress" to be measured? Also, the Senate cuts off spending for F-22's, and a famous British orchestra conductor’s wife had terminal cancer while he was healthy. But they both took a lethal substance in Switzerland while their children looked on. We hear about the ensuing debate on assisted suicide.

Banner image: US Marine Sergent Michael W. Heede Junior (22) (C) of 1st Combat Engineering Battalion of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade lies on the ground as he inspects the ground where a mine sweeper got a hit for a suspected IED in Garmsir district of Helmand Province in Afghanistan on July 13. Photo: Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images