November 1st, 2010
11:34 AM ET

Russian troops join the drug war in Afghanistan

CNN's Matthew Chance speaks to Russian drugs chief Victor Ivanov as Russian troops join the drug war in Afghanistan.

November 1st, 2010
11:04 AM ET

Petraeus on Afghanistan, Iran, Taliban strategy

CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr sat down with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, for an in-depth exclusive interview. Some highlights:

Petraeus says the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan has "broadly been arrested" in some locations. "My assessment is that the momentum the Taliban enjoyed until probably late summer has broadly been arrested in the country," Petraeus said. "It doesn't mean it's been arrested in every location in the country, but it means by and large that is the case. Read and watch more

He said he expects to be able to recommend to President Barack Obama that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan could begin to be reduced in July 2011, but he declined to say how many troops might be headed home.  Read more on the transition, Karzai and more

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