A chance encounter with a young Chicagoan forces a Monitor reporter to sum up – in about three sentences – all the hoo-ha in the Windy City over the NATO summit.
States, eager to save money and adopt alternatives to incarceration, release inmates in record numbers. Is society ready for the surge?
A war-weary US faces off with wary NATO allies in Chicago about money and support for Afghanistan after US combat troops withdraw in 2014. Don't expect any "Mission Accomplished" speeches.
Al Qaeda, oil, and Pakistan, a trifecta of troublesome issues, make the US withdrawal from Afghanistan far more complicated than it was in Iraq.