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Soldiers Cross, honoring those who lost their lives in last week's shooting, is seen near the podium where President Barack Obama will speak at the memorial service, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas. (AP)
Soldiers Cross, honoring those who lost their lives in last week's shooting, is seen near the podium where President Barack Obama will speak at the memorial service, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas. (AP)

A solemn week on the war front, at home and abroad.
Taps and empty boots at Fort Hood, Texas and troubling questions about the alleged killer, Nidal Hasan.
A Veterans Day with much to ponder on costs already born and still to be born. An Afghanistan debate in Washington and Kabul that grows deeper with time.
On health care, abortion lands in the middle of reform efforts — and could be the poison pill.
From Guantanamo, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 mastermind, will stand trial in a civilian court in New York City.
This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Joining us in our studio is Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated columnist for The Boston Globe.

Also in our studio we're joined by David Gergen, director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He served as an advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton.

And from Hanover, N.H., we're joined by Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on November 13, 2009.

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