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In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates To B-U-S-H

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force " ... just like President Bush."

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All Things Considered

'War Rugs' Reflect Afghanistan's Long History With Conflict

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Afghanistan has suffered through decades of war. The modern history of violence has seeped into the nation's ancient art of rug making — rugs now feature imagery of tanks, AK-47s and U.S. drones.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Shrinking Afghan National Army

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Afghan National Army tends to loose nearly a third of its personnel every year, it's getting worse, and the DOD is trying to cover up these losses

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The Woman Who Sold Her Baby For $435 To Buy Firewood

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

It happened last week in Afghanistan. It is illegal. But the mother felt she had no other way to support her family. It is the fourth case of baby-selling there in the past year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Corruption, Kitchen Disasters & Obamacare

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Gunman Reportedly Kills 3 U.S. Contractors In Attack At Kabul Airport

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Three Americans who were working as contractors in Afghanistan died in a gunman's attack at Kabul's international airport complex Thursday, according to the AP.

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Pakistan Pressures Afghan Refugees To Go Home

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Following the massacre of more than 130 students in Pakistan, authorities are responding with draconian measures. Officials are focusing on Afghan refugees, even though the killers were Pakistani.

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Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims

Monday, January 12, 2015

Yet that's what someone gave after the Haitian earthquake. A staffer at one nonprofit offers a plan to discourage unuseful donations from individuals and corporations and get what's really needed.

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Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?

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Afghans Take The Stage At Kabul's Emerging Rock Scene

Saturday, January 03, 2015

In his final postcard from Afghanistan, NPR's outgoing Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry, a former professional musician, dives into the underground music scene.

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All Things Considered

After Years Of Conflict, U.S. Mission Shifts In Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

With the start of the new year, the more than 10,000 American troops remaining there will take on more of a supporting role. But Afghan forces will still need help fighting the Taliban.

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Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War

Sunday, December 28, 2014

While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles.

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Army General To Determine Fate of Bowe Bergdahl

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Pentagon said action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could range from no further action to convening a court martial. The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years until his release in a prisoner exchange.

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The Takeaway

In the Shadow Of ISIS, The Taliban Moves Into 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

After operating in the shadow of ISIS for much of 2014, the Taliban is leaving a haunting reminder that it's presence is still strong.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Since the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan, Conditions for Women have Barely Improved

Monday, December 22, 2014

Jen Percy traveled to Afghanistan, discovering that conditions for women have hardly improved since the U.S. invasion.

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The Takeaway

As War Winds Down, NPR Closes Kabul Bureau

Monday, December 22, 2014

More than a decade after America's war in Afghanistan began, journalists are leaving behind an unfinished story. NPR’s Sean Carberry reflects on leaving Kabul at the end of 2014.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: NYPD Revenge Killing, Saying Goodbye to Kabul, A Year of Reflection For the NFL

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the deaths of two NYPD officers, an NPR journalist explains why the news outlet is leaving Kabul, and a former player weighs in on the NFL's year of controversy.

On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.

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Morning Edition

Fight Against Corruption In Afghanistan Press On

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Renee Montagne talks to John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. He recently released a report highlighting significant waste, fraud and abuse in the U.S. funded program.

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2 U.S. Soldiers Among More Than A Dozen Killed In Afghan Attacks

Saturday, December 13, 2014

An Afghan Supreme Court official and 12 mine clearers were also among those killed in several attacks since late Friday.

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