Thursday, February 19, 2015
Friday, July 25, 2014
The story of Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to war crimes his platoon was committing.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Carlotta Gall talks about reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan since shortly after 9/11 and gives a sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood and could not truly engage. Her book The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, combines personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of ordinary Afghanis who have endured war for more than a decade.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
A multi-million dollar prison already falling apart. Planes losing parts on their first flight. A $19 million chicken coop. These are some of the bungled Afghan reconstruction projects funded by U.S. taxpayers.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Bradley Manning was convicted of violating the Espionage Act, but found not guilty of "aiding the enemy" for supplying classified information to Wikileaks. Arun Rath, reporter for Frontline and PRI's The World and new host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, and Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), discuss the verdict, and what it means for the military, transparency, and journalism.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The G8 summit was nominally about economic policy, but much of the talk centered on how the US and Russia will approach the Syrian conflict. Bloomberg Businessweek economics editor Peter Coy explains the G8 economic news, and Justin Vogt senor editor for Foreign Affairs, discusses the latest international developments. Plus, the latest from Afghanistan, where the Taliban announced yesterday that they will engage in peace talks, but then launched an attack alter in the day.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
In parts of Afghanistan robust local government institutions have taken hold. As the Obama administration prepares for the pullout of American forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, a question rises: Could these institutions hold the key to a stable future for the country? David Loyn, the BBC’s international development correspondent, has been reporting from Afghanistan on the run-up to the transition.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
In a move that marks the beginning of the end of our war in Afghanistan, President Obama made a surprise visit to Kabul on Tuesday to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. We talk with Michael Semple, fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Kennedy School of Government, about the political and foreign policy implications of the agreement.
Monday, April 23, 2012
After months of on and off negotiations, the U.S. and Afghanistan have announced a strategic partnership agreement that ensures an American presence in Afghanistan until at least 2024 – a full decade after U.S. combat troops are scheduled to withdraw from the country in 2014. But the agreement, whose text was not released, does not include many specifics at all. We're joined by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University.