Afghanistan's tax to GDP ratio today stands above 11 percent - ahead of neighboring Pakistan's dismal 9 percent.» Read More
The euro lifts, and British pound slips, and the Afghan currency don't get no respect — it's time for your FX Fix.
President Obama speaks on NATO's latest efforts to "wind down the forces in Afghanistan" at the NATO Summit in Chicago. "We will leave Chicago with a clear road map, and our coalition is committed to a plan to bring our war in Afghanistan to a responsible end," he says.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the NATO Summit underway in Chicago, where protesters are taking every opportunity to make themselves heard.
CNBC's Eamon Javers and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera report on details from the documents released since they were seized in a raid at Osama bin Laden's Pakistan home.
Gen. Wesley Clark, Wes. K. Clark & Associates CEO, discusses the costs involved in nation building and weighs in on why he thinks the U.S. should invest in energy resources here at home.
President Obama made an unannounced trip to Kabul yesterday, with CNBC's John Harwood.
Discussing whether the national debt or nation-building is the greater threat to America, with P.J. Crowley, Fmr. US Asst. Secretary of State; Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (Retired); Rep. Michael Grimm, (R-NY); and Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK).
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's address from Afghanistan. Also, P.J. Crowley, Fmr. US Asst. Secretary of State; Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (Retired); Rep. Michael Grimm, (R-NY); and Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK), discuss whether the President's shift towards "troop withdrawal but not relationship withdrawal" will work.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the President made a surprise trip to Afghanistan, meeting with President Hamid Karzai on the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death.
President Obama delivers a live address to the American people and U.S. troops from Bagram Air Base, stressing the need to "finish the job" in Afghanistan.
Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK), discusses the nation's growing debt threat and President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the President made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan today on the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Debating whether the President is using the trip as political leverage, with Dan Gainor, Media Research Institute; Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine; and Kevin Williamson, National Review. Also, a look at Occupy Wall Street protesters across the country.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Colin Chapman, Vice President for Asia Pacific at Stratfor, explains why he thinks the latest Iranian nuclear talks in Turkey are a stalling tactic by Tehran.
After charting five consecutive years of steady growth in the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported a sharp five-percentage point decline in January and February of this year, bringing the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans below that of the general population for the first time since 2008.
NBC's Tom Brokaw has the story on millions of veterans coming home and the obligation the U.S. has to reintegrate soldiers into a civil society.
"Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.
Public spending on health has already lurched out of control, owing to expensive new technologies and malfunctioning medical markets. Here's why three reforms will be crucial.
Is it time for the U.S. to say "mission accomplished" and move out of Afghanistan? Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (Ret.), provides perspective.
President Obama addresses the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, calling it "outrageous" and promises a full investigation. The President also delivers a statement on new efforts to enforce U.S. trade rights with China and level the playing field for America's businesses and workers, saying "competitors will not get away with skirting the rules." The new trade case against China involves rare earths.