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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the U.S. Came Close to Victory in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Anand Gopal explains how the United States came close to victory in Afghanistan and what led to the resurgence of the Taliban.

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Bergdahl's Writings Provide A Window Into His Thoughts

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The writings were obtained by The Washington Post, which also reported that the Army sergeant had previously been discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons.

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All Things Considered

Green Berets Are Killed In A Possible Case Of Friendly Fire

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the result of what might have been friendly fire from an American plane. The deaths, if confirmed, would be the worst case of friendly fire in the war.

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Possible Friendly-Fire Incident Kills 5 Americans In Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. NATO says the attack is still under investigation.

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What Happens To Guantanamo Detainees After Their Release

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl's release from Taliban custody has raised fresh questions about Guantanamo prisoners. Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston tells NPR's Rachel Martin what happens after their release.

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The Takeaway

What Does the Bergdahl Swap Mean to Afghans?

Friday, June 06, 2014

What are people saying about the Bowe Bergdahl deal in Afghanistan? Are regular Afghans afraid of these prisoners returning to their country, or are they responding with more of a shrug? Afghanistan's biggest media mogul weighs in.

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The Takeaway

Sgt. Bergdahl: America's War-Weary Lightning Rod

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has demonstrated that many lawmakers in Washington, and perhaps others, are quick to judge whether or not the POW deserved to be freed. Vanessa Gezari, a journalist who has reported from Afghanistan on and off since 2002, weighs in.

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Morning Edition

Questions Abound Over Why Bergdahl Left Afghan Post

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A classified Pentagon investigation suggests Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his post in Afghanistan, though it does not conclude he deserted. He was held captive for 5 years.

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Morning Edition

Afghans Must Pass Anti-Money Laundering Law Or Face Blacklist

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The international community has told Afghans to fix their banks and pass anti-money laundering legislation by June 22. If officials fail to do so, the country will be blacklisted for five years.

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Morning Edition

Senators Get Background Briefing On Sgt. Bergdahl's Release

Thursday, June 05, 2014

With criticism mounting on Capitol Hill of a prisoner swap that traded 5 jailed Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, some military, intelligence and diplomatic officials briefed senators.

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The Takeaway

Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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Taliban Release Video Of Handoff That Freed Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Pentagon says there's no reason to question the authenticity of a video the Taliban released Wednesday. The exchange went smoothly, including a handshake between U.S. and Taliban representatives.

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Morning Edition

Congress Furious At White House Over Prisoner Swap

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Lawmakers don't much like the deal, which traded five Taliban fighters held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. They are also mad about how it was done behind their backs.

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The Takeaway

Life After Captivity: What's Next for Bowe Bergdahl

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Stephen Farrell, reporter for our partner The New York Times, knows firsthand what being held hostage by the Taliban can be like. He reflects on what newly-released American POW's recovery process will likely entail in the coming weeks and months.

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Administration Defends Bowe Bergdahl's Release Amid Criticism

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."

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In Bowe Bergdahl's Release, As Many Questions As Answers

Monday, June 02, 2014

The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five senior members of the Taliban has been cheered as well as criticized. A look at why the move has been so polarizing.

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Morning Edition

Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown Rejoices At His Long-Awaited Release

Monday, June 02, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity; he was released Saturday. He is still weeks away from returning to his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, where residents are celebrating his freedom.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

Sunday, June 01, 2014

POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed Saturday after five years in captivity. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the latest information.

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All Things Considered

Who Won The War In Afghanistan? Perhaps No One

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The U.S. is re-assessing what it has accomplished in more than 12 years of war in Afghanistan. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Hassan Abbas, professor at the National Defense University and author of The Taliban Revival.

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All Things Considered

American POW Released From Taliban After 5 Years

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, was released Saturday into U.S. custody. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the deal that secured Bergdahl's release.

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