City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.
The deaths of 30 special operations personnel who were in a helicopter that was shot down in Afghanistan Saturday focus a new spotlight on the war there.
Military Analyst Bing West recently told Congress that the type of mission these men were killed on is exactly what he sees going forward in the future.
“Our fundamental national security goal has already been achieved and can be sustained,” West said. “That goal is preventing a terrorist safe haven inside Afghanistan. Today, no such safe haven is possible, due to our special operations raids.”
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.