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Morning Edition

Re-Enactment Of Afghan Woman's Mob Killing Brings Actress To Tears

Friday, May 01, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Leena Alam about her re-enactment of the killing of Farkhunda, a woman publicly beaten to death in March by a mob in Kabul after being falsely accused of burning a Quran.

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Morning Edition

The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.

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Radiolab

Sight Unseen

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario captured something that happens all the time but few of us get to see, a soldier fatally wounded on the battlefield. 
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Morning Edition

On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

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All Things Considered

With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

Monday, April 27, 2015

With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.

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All Things Considered

In Kabul, An Uneasy Springtime Equilibrium

Saturday, April 25, 2015

At the start of Afghanistan's "fighting season," officially declared by the Taliban on Friday, NPR producer Rebecca Hersher meets a group of boys who just want to fly their kites.

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Morning Edition

Afghan Political Cartoonist Argues His Drawings Should Be More Critical

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Habib Rahman Habib has a very dangerous job in Afghanistan. He is a political cartoonist who has kept drawing through the communists, mullahs, Taliban and into the present government.

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Morning Edition

Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal about his story in The New York Times on Rahnaward Zaryab, a celebrated Afghan novelist, who's work flowered when Afghanistan was peaceful.

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The Takeaway

Reporting For Duty and Claiming Permission to Torture

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Passaro was an Army contractor who believed government officials had essentially given him permission to assault suspected terrorists.

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All Things Considered

Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

Saturday, April 18, 2015

An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.

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TED Radio Hour

How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Journalist Sebastian Junger was embedded with soldiers during the war in Afghanistan. He says many veterans miss war because it fulfills a deep human need to belong to a trusted group.

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Morning Edition

Kabul Appears To Be More Tense Since U.S. Troop Drawdown

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In Afghanistan, U.S. forces are a tenth of what they were at the height of the war. In addition, their lead combat role has given way to a training mission. How are Afghan security forces faring?

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U.S. Service Member Killed In Shooting In Afghan City Of Jalalabad

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Two other American troops were wounded when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, a Pentagon official said. The shooter was shot and killed.

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U.N. Report: 25,000 Foreign Fighters Joining Islamist Militant Groups

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Thousands have left their homes en route to Iraq and Syria, which the U.N. report calls an "international finishing school" for extremists.

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All Things Considered

Non-Profit Helps Young Afghan Women Reach Country's Tallest Peak

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An American NGO called "Ascend" is training Afghan girls to scale their country's highest peak this year. The young Afghan women are a mix of haves and have-nots.

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Morning Edition

The Ascent Of Afghan Women

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bowe Bergdahl: Deserter, Victim, Hero

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dan Lamothe discusses Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who slipped away from his patrol base in Afghanistan, held in captivity for five years & is now being charged with desertion.

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Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

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The Takeaway

Thieves of State: How Corruption Poisons Governments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ahead of the Nigerian elections, we look at how shady government practices can lead to instability and violence. 

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Morning Edition

Hearing Set For Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl After Desertion Charges Filed

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009 and end up being held captive by the Taliban for five years.

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