David Corn of Mother Jones magazine talks with Rachel Maddow about how the political pressure of the increasing unpopularity of the war in Afghanistan will affect the U.S. pull-out timeline and strategy Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A Dylan Ratigan Show panel talks about the message President Obama is trying to send with his surprise trip to Afghanistan.
Rachel Maddow describes how escalating military operations within Pakistan by the U.S. has led the Pakistani government to retaliate against American forces there, cutting off U.S. supply lines and openly questioning whether the U.S. is really their enemy.
Bob Woodward, whose new book “Obama’s Wars” paints a picture of the commander in chief at odds with the military brass, joins Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss whether or not the president now has command of his generals.
New York Times columnist Frank Rich talks with Rachel Maddow about a new reality show that will follow the lives of U.S. military members in an explosive ordinance disposal unit stationed in Afghanistan.
Meet the Press moderator David Gregory gives a sneak peak at his interview with Gen. David Petraeus and the challenges facing him in Afghanistan.
A US Marine from Fox Company 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines kicks down a door as his platoon searches house-to-house during day three of Operation Germinate into the restive Bhuji Bhast Pass in Farah Province, southern Afghanistan, on October 9, 2009. The Bhuji Bhast Pass is effectively a Taliban corrido