Obama's order to send 17,000 more troops comes before US has set a clear strategy.
Readers write about the meaning of the Constitution's 'common good,' why Iran is right to be wary of the US, and why India will be watching Hillary Clinton's visit to China.
Robert Allen Stanford, his firm, or its employees are said to have delivered $2.4 million to political operations since 2000.
Some 3,000 US troops recently deployed to insurgent-heavy provinces near Kabul.
Positions that suggest little flexibility may simply be a strong opening bid by those who have the ear of Iran's leaders.