Afghan civilian deaths rise 39 percent. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates pledges to do more to solve problem.
Gen. David Petraeus, who handed over command on Tuesday to Gen. Raymond Odierno, will lead US Central Command.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls the aircraft procurement effort too flawed to continue.
Pakistani military officials fear American intervention in the tribal areas could spark a rebellion, derailing counterterrorism operations.
As his next report on troop levels nears, senior officers aren't sure they'll agree.
Russia's message – 'We're back and we're strong' – creates a new geopolitical dynamic in Eurasia for the Western alliance.