The 22,000 additional soldiers are expected to ease the transition from the war in Iraq to the one in Afghanistan.
Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is only the second American service member taken hostage in Afghanistan since 2001. Soldier abductions have been rare in Iraq, too.
The US should withhold key counternarcotics funds from Mexico until progress is made, argue several human rights organizations in the US and Mexico.
American public won’t tolerate rising death tally for long, says US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. A helicopter crashed Sunday, killing 16 civilians.
The area the kidnapping took place suggests the kidnapping of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is most likely the work of the Haqqani network, an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts say.
But renewed dialogue with the Castro government is likely to start and end with that one issue.
The deployment will include four brigades aimed at training and advising Iraqis – a nod to America's slow pullback from the front lines.