Today's top stories include a report that the Taliban attack on Kabul may have been a 'last gasp.' Also; how Al Qaeda is being eclipsed by its affiliates. And is the eurozone on its last leg?
The Pentagon seeks metrics to show whether it is meeting its goals in the Afghanistan war, and will be able to start withdrawing in 2011.
Defense Secretary Gates says deadlines, whether for the Pentagon bureaucracy or for Afghanistan leaders, are the best way to get things done.