Since American troops killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan almost a month ago, the U.S. has had to reassess its relationship with Pakistan. And just over the border in eastern Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. John Campbell has been the top U.S. commander for the last year. Campbell tells guest host Rachel Martin the toughest foe in that part of the country isn't the Taliban or even al-Qaida; it's a tribal insurgent group called the Haqqani network.
Egypt reopened its border with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, ending a four-year-old blockade. The move brought badly needed relief to the Palestinian territory's people, but it could deepen Egypt's rift with Israel.
The House Intelligence Committee has spent the last month trying to find out exactly which, if any, Pakistani officials knew about Osama bin Laden's whereabouts. Guest host Rachel Martin visits Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers, who chairs the committee. He says the jury's still out on Pakistani knowledge of bin Laden's hideout.
Russia has joined the call for Moammar Gadhafi's ouster, a surprise considering the Russian opposition to the initial NATO bombing. Guest host Rachel Martin talks about that and the week's other big stories with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic.
Dan Pashman's Cheeseburger With Cheese On The Bottom. (Jason Gardner for The Sporkful)
Very few people love talking about food more than Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison.
They're the guys behind the popular blog and podcast The Sporkful. The motto: "It's not for foodies, it's for eaters."
"We like to appeal more to the universal audience," Pashman tells NPR's Rachel Martin. Foodies implies "a certain amount of pretension and expertise." Eaters, on the other hand, are pretty widespread. "We all eat, and we all enjoy eating."
With that in mind, we asked them to share some grill tips for this Memorial Day weekend.