July 16, 2009
Posted: 1829 GMT
With the death of a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan today, Thursday, July 16th 2009, July is now officially the deadliest month for international forces in Afghanistan so far. And we're only halfway through the month.
Operations aimed at neutralizing the Taliban in the South or taking a heavy toll on foreign troops. In the searing heat and unforgiving terrain of a part of Afganistan no foreign army has ever captured and held, NATO and international soldiers carry the weight of the most challenging of missions on their shoulders.
We'll go live to the Pentagon for the latest on what commanders are saying about their strategy in Afghanistan.
Also at the Idesk today, we'll go live to Tehran for the latest on the resignation of the country's nuclear program head and for news of opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi's decision to attend Friday prayers tomorrow in the capital. What will his supporters do? How will authorities react? We'll cover all angles.
We'll go to London for an update on the number of swine flu cases in the UK and how this may impact forecasts for the upcoming flu season.
Plus, we'll be live at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida where John Zarella will show us newly restored footage of the 1969 moon landing. Today is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. John spoke to some of the astronauts who took that "giant leap" for all of humankind. He'll tell us what they are saying four decade after their historic achievement.
And look for the latest Wall Street results, all your sports and weather and much more.
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