Ahmed's family has been living in Syria for months. He's decided to go live with them, but he can't quite shake free of Baghdad, and lives now both in despair that his beloved city will ever return to normal, and in hope that somehow it will.
Lieutenant Colonel Jody Nelson is responsible for more than 750 troops and is working daily with Afghans in an attempt to bring security to her area. She speaks with Dick candidly about her view of how things are going.
We are all trying to make sense of the wars that we're fighting overseas. Some servicemen and women coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq have taken to writing about their experiences. Roman Baca has taken his experiences in war and transformed them into pirouettes and plies. Also in the show: Becoming a wrestling champion.
President Obama and his advisors are reviewing the U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan, trying to decide if it makes sense to increase the number of troops there. The Taliban have been regaining control in parts of the country. Brian Childs was there when this started to happen. In fact, he had a bird’s eye view of the war when he spent several years as a contract pilot there.
Major Ted Kuppinger is an army reservist. He is just back home after serving his country for the second time in Afghanistan. As a civil affairs worker, Ted knows what it's like to live among and serve the Afghan people. He also has the vantage point of comparing two very different Afghanistans from his deployments in 2002 and 2010.
Cleve Hicks has been studying chimps for 10 years, the last four in the Congo. The preserve where his study was being conducted was overrun by illegal gold miners last year. So Cleve and his crew had to leave the preserve and set up shop somewhere else.
As Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces crackdown violently on protestors, Libyans all over the world watch to see what will become of their loved ones and their country. Amjad Tarsin's parents are ardent opponents of the dictator. They were scared they'd pay the ultimate price for their opposition and moved to the U.S. But they always swore they'd return to their homeland once Qaddafi left power.