Reporting from the Middle East; and stories on increased military recruitment of Latinos and the FBI's abuse of power.
COIN's Last Stand: The Marjah offensive was supposed to demonstrate that victory is still possible in Afghanistan. Instead it has revealed a counterinsurgency campaign in crisis. Enduring Presence: The U.S. celebrates the end of combat in Iraq, but has no plans to withdraw its thousands of Special Operations Forces and mercenaries or its "Enduring Presence Posts." Yo Soy El Army: The U.S. military is stepping up its recruitment of Latinos. Latinos enter into the lowest and most dangerous ranks, and have been disproportionately killed in America's latest wars. Million Dollar Militia: Will America's new tribal strategy in Afghanistan bring stability, or is it building "Million Dollar Tribal Militias" that will further undermine a weak Afghan state? Entrapped: A Democracy Now! investigation with Anjali Kamat into the use of paid informants in high profile "homegrown terror" cases. Is the FBI foiling terror plots or targeting and entrapping Muslims in America?