President Obama rounded out his State of the Union speech with the story of Cory Remsburg, the gravely wounded soldier who has made an astounding comeback.
The following regions and issues are among those critical to both short- and long-term US interests. They should draw greater US attention and diplomatic efforts.
Contractors billing for education that barely happened and vast numbers of illiterate recruits in the field? Yes.
Could it be time to take Karzai's words and actions at face value, and give him what he appears to want?
Kam Air, accused by a US general of bulk opium smuggling, was exonerated by Afghan investigators. Now it has a green light to bid for US government contracts.