April 15th, 2011
09:03 AM ET

One big question haunts Marine's suicide: Why?

Clay Hunt served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, where he was wounded, shot through the left wrist on patrol near the wasp nest of battles, Falluja. Two weeks ago Hunt killed himself in his Sugar Land, Texas, apartment.

Marine Corps brothers, Texas friends and family, and schoolmates believe Hunt's suicide is a wake-up call for America. All ask why?

CNN's Paul Vercammen explores the story of Clay Hunt, who is described by one mourner as "an American badass with a heart of gold."


Filed under: Troops
April 15th, 2011
08:57 AM ET

Attack kills police chief, 2 others in Kandahar

An attack on police headquarters Friday killed the police chief for the southern Afghan province of Kandahar and two others, the Interior Ministry said.

The police chief, Khan Mohammad Mujahed, and the two others were killed, but authorities knew little beyond that, the ministry said.  Kandahar is the birthplace of the Taliban and has been the scene of fierce fighting between international forces and insurgents.

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Filed under: Afghan security forces • Kandahar
April 15th, 2011
08:56 AM ET

U.S. senator: 'I'm not confident' on Afghanistan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed doubt in the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan Thursday, saying, "I'm not confident it's going to work."

In an interview that aired Thursday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the five-term Nevada senator said, "The president has indicated as commander-in-chief he is going to start drawing down the forces this summer."

Reid also noted the $100 billion the country is spending, calling it a "huge amount of money" that the nation "cannot continue to keep dumping" into the Afghanistan war. FULL POST


Filed under: Obama • Withdrawing troops
April 15th, 2011
08:52 AM ET

Women of Afghanistan's future

A mother and daughter from Afghanistan trying to bring change through business. CNN's Mary Snow reports.


Filed under: Women's issues
April 15th, 2011
08:50 AM ET

Pakistan pressures the U.S.

Pakistan positions itself for a U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.