Insurgents' ability to breach the post in Kunar Province is seen as a significant escalation in the fight.
Abdul Sattar Edhi and Bilquis Edhi are revered for their work over the last half-century, pulling abandoned babies from the dumps and drains of this Pakistani city.
The attack focuses international pressure on neighboring Pakistan, where many of the militants are said to be based.
Some restaurants around the world let patrons pay what they can for a meal, or volunteer help in exchange for food.
There appears to be little consensus over meeting multifaceted challenges that are driven by varying agendas.
For voters, a resurgent Taliban may challenge McCain's view that Iraq is the center of the war on terror.
Readers write about democratization in Iraq and negotiation with militants in Pakistan.