Marines Fan Out In Afghanistan Push
Some 4,000 Marines, along with several hundred British and Afghan troops, are fanning out in the valley of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, establishing small outposts. So far, there's been little fighting with Taliban militants, although Marines did meet stiff resistance in one area.
An Afghan View Of The Surge
Rangina Hamidi, CEO of Kandahar Treasures, which sells handmade embroidery, talks about the surge in Helmand province. She says that to defeat the Taliban, American troops must help Afghanistan build infrastructure and maintain security.
70-Year-Old Reservist, Surgeon Returns To Iraq
Col. Hector Henry is one of only three doctors over the age of 70 who have agreed to come out of retirement and serve active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, according to the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Command. The urologist, City Council member and grandfather of three says he promised his wife it would be his last tour.
Poetic License Raises A Star-Spangled Debate
Rene Marie grew up in the segregated South, and has become one of the few jazz singers today whose talent and devotion to social issues have both won her attention. Case in point: her personal take on the national anthem.
Serious Gaps Remain Between U.S., Russia
President Obama heads to Russia on Monday for meetings with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The Obama administration says it is anxious to "press the reset button" on U.S.-Russia relations.
New Generation Of Iraqi Military Pilots Looks To Sky
Iraq's military pilots once enjoyed elite status in the country's armed forces. But the Iraqi airforce hasn't really flown for 18 years. At an American airbase outside the city of Kirkuk, a young generation of pilots is learning to fly again.
MLB Calls Foul On Cape Cod Baseball Uniforms
The Cape Cod Baseball League in Massachusetts has landed in hot water with Major League Baseball, which accuses Cape Cod's league of trademark infringement by using MLB team names. Peter Troy, president of the Chatham, Mass., Anglers, formerly the Chatham Athletics, talks about the situation.
Johnny Cash's 'Big River'
Classical violinist Mark O'Connor's boyhood hero was a country musician. O'Connor says that he'd spend hours on end learning the songs of Johnny Cash — and to this day, his great passion is the tune "Big River."