As we just posted, there's considerable reporting and analyses out there about what President Barack Obama will be saying next week when he outlines his plan for sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan and the mission they will be asked to perform.
Other stories making headlines this morning include:
— Dawn.com (of Pakistan) — Seven Indicted Over Mumbai Attacks: "A Pakistani court on Wednesday charged seven suspects in connection with the Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people one year ago, a defense lawyer said. The men were indicted at an anti-terrorism court in a high security prison in the city of Rawalpindi on the eve of the first anniversary of India's worst militant attacks, which dramatically soured relations with rival Pakistan. All seven pleaded not guilty to the charges."
From a related story by the Associated Press: "Proceedings are taking place behind closed doors at a maximum-security prison not far from the capital, Islamabad. Lawyers for the suspects have said they are unable to disclose any details of the charges against the men, who have appeared in court for pre-indictment hearings in recent months."
— The Associated Press — "Toyota To Replace 3.8 Million Gas Pedals": "Toyota Motor Corp. will replace gas pedals on 3.8 million recalled vehicles in the United States to address problems with sudden acceleration or the pedal becoming stuck in the floor mat, The Associated Press has learned."
Update at 8:05 a.m. ET. Toyota has posted details about the recall here. It says the vehicles involved are:
2007 to 2010 MY (model year) Camry, 2005 to 2010 MY Avalon, 2004 to 2009 MY Prius, 2005 to 2010 MY Tacoma, 2007 to 2010 MY Tundra, 2007 to 2010 MY ES350, 2006 to 2010 MY IS250, and 2006 to 2010 MY IS 350.
— Morning Edition — File Error Might Have Stalled FBI Inquiry Into Fort Hood Suspect Hasan. NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reports that "the FBI might have missed important and troubling clues about the behavior of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter, due to a simple oversight — FBI agents did not ask Hasan's supervisors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the most relevant information from a filing cabinet":
— The Associated Press — Eleven More Bodies Recovered In Philippines Killings: "Philippine authorities, under intense public pressure to make arrests in the country's worst election massacre, said Wednesday they are investigating a member of a powerful clan allied with the government along with four police commanders. Officials recovered 11 more bodies Wednesday — six in a large pit buried alongside three vehicles and five in a mass grave — bringing the death toll in Monday's attack on an election caravan to 57, including 18 journalists."
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— Morning Edition — With Summit And State Dinner, Leaders Of U.S. And India Work At Getting Comfortable With Each Other. NPR's Don Gonyea and Andrea Seabrook report on Tuesday's pomp and policy:
Update at 8:10 a.m. ET. And here is video of the two leaders delivering their toasts:
Contributing: Chinita Anderson of Morning Edition.