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Thursday, September 24, 2009

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  • Afghanistan: Send more troops soon or wait?
    Gen. Stanley McChrystal will submit a troop request for Afghanistan next week to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The request was said to be delayed because of McChrystal's leaked predictions that violence would continue to escalate in Afghanistan unless more troops were sent.9:06 a.m.
    Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Associate editor, Washington Post. He's the author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City," the 2006 account of life in Baghdad's Green Zone.
    Brian Katulis: Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
    Ronald Neumann: Former ambassador to Afghanistan from 2005-2007. He's currently the president of The American Academy of Diplomacy. He's the author of "The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan," out in October.
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  • Terrorist warnings in the U.S.
    Law enforcement officials say a 24-year-old airport shuttle driver arrested last week in Denver is at the center of a plot to detonate bombs aboard New York City trains. The arrests have led counter-terrorism officials to call for stepped up patrols around the nation's mass transit systems.9:45 a.m.
    Jarret Brachman: Assistant professor of security studies at North Dakota State University and the former director of research at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. He is the author of "Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice."
  • 'NurtureShock' co-author questions popular parenting
    Parents who praise their children too much may be short-circuiting kids' ability to motivate themselves later in life, according to author Po Bronson. Praise is just one of the parenting techniques debunked in his new book.10:06 a.m.
    Po Bronson: Co-author with Ashley Merryman of "NutureShock: New Thinking About Children." He's also the author of "What Should I Do With My Life."

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