As Drawdown Begins, Military Families Assess War

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A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier watches Afghan Commandos while patrolling a village in Paktia province, Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, on Nov. 30.
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A look at conditions on the ground in Afghanistan with help from the BBC; military families prepare to welcome home loved ones and assess the war in Afghanistan; the week's agenda; Nancy Pelosi's daughter Alexandra talks about her documentary work for our "My America" series; a Syrian-American tell us about his fight for democracy in his homeland; we find out how the Minnesota shutdown is affecting one local business; and we kick off our summer music series with pop music hit-maker Ryan Tedder.