Breakthrough for creation of Afghanistan security forces During a particularly violent week in the war, Gen. David Petraeus overcame objections from Afghan President Hamid Karzai to establish local defense forces in hopes of thwarting attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Eight US service members were killed this week in the America's longest war.11:00 a.m.
Jonathan Landay: National security and intelligence correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers. He has covered defense and foreign affairs for 25 years and has reported from Afghanistan numerous times.
Can 'Three Cups of Tea' affect military policy in Afghanistan? Greg Mortenson, co-founder and executive director of the Central Asia Institute and author of "Three Cups of Tea," has devoted his life to building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. At the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival, Mortenson discusses whether his ideas about promoting peace can affect U.S. military policy in Afghanistan.12:00 p.m.