December 8th, 2009
09:30 AM ET

Army doc's gift, protesters and a Vietnam vet's opinion

A look at Afghanistan news from the local U.S. level, from CNN's affiliate network:

Army doc gives to Afghan kids
An unusual peace process will play out soon in Afghanistan.   There will be no shiny limos, or summits for talking heads.   The diplomacy will turn on an everyday item: a child's knit cap, stuffed in a U.S. soldier's rucksack and given to a ragged Afghan youngster for battling the biting cold. Read more at Philly.com

Peace groups urge end to war
Protesters marched outside U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, in protest against sending more soldiers into war-torn Afgahnistan. Watch and read more from KXAN

Vet: I don’t think it is Vietnam
Don Landin like many Americans has questions over the war in Afghanistan. And as someone who served in Vietnam, he wants answers.  Landin believes the Afghanistan War won't become Vietnam if government supports the military and the American public understands why. Watch and read more from KBCI

Afghan-Americans react to Obama’s plan
President Obama spoke directly to the Afghan people when he unveiled his plan to add 30,000 more troops to the region.  On the other end of the television Farid and Freshta Nasrudin listened closely from their home in Fresno, California. Watch and read more from KMPH

Group sorry they voted for Obama
Ending the Iraq war was a cornerstone of the Obama campaign.  Now, his plan to send more troops to Afghanistan is having at least one group sorry they voted for Obama. Watch and read more from KMPH

Marine takes final resting place
Family, friends, and fellow military members said their final goodbyes as Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Hand was laid to rest. Watch and read more at KSHB

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