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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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Female Afghan Lawmaker Survives Suicide Bomb Attack

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Shukria Barakzai, an ally of newly elected President Ashraf Ghani who has fought for women's rights, was only slightly wounded in the attack.

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All Things Considered

Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.

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Morning Edition

Afghan Police Suffer Uptick In Casualty Numbers

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As western military forces withdraw from Afghanistan, Afghan security forces are coming under increasing pressure. About 9,000 have been killed in the last two years, mostly on the police side.

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The Takeaway

Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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The Takeaway

Torture, The War on Terror, and The Whistle-Blower That Wasn't

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Researcher Scott Gerwehr knew the real role American psychologists played in enhanced interrogation. He wanted to come forward as a whistleblower, but died before he had a chance.

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Morning Edition

Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.

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Detainee Held In Afghanistan Makes U.S. Appearance In Terrorism Trial

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Irek Hamidullan, a Russian Taliban member, is the first military detainee from Afghanistan to appear in a federal court.

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Morning Edition

Wounded In Combat, U.S. Troops Go Back For A 'Proper Exit'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.

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All Things Considered

With Marines Gone, Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban?

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Marines have departed their biggest base in southern Afghanistan, the scene of heavy fighting throughout the war. This will be one of the main proving grounds for the Afghan army.

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U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan, Along With British Force

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The coalition base in southern Helmand Province was first established nearly 6 years ago. For Britain, the day brought an end to 13 years of military operations in Afghanistan.

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All Things Considered

With New President, Economic Optimisim Returns To Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For most of 2014, Afghanistan was suffering from economic paralysis as its presidential election teetered on the brink of collapse. The inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani eased tensions and buoyed optimism that business will turn around.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Some Girls Are Secretly Raised as Boys in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reporter Jenny Nordberg  gives an account of the girls secretly living as boys in a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life Lessons: In Economics, Freedom, and History

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What we've learned from the financial crisis. Volker Schlondorff on “Diplomacy.” How Putin's inner circle has become very rich. Girls raised as boys in Afghanistan.

Photographers Capture The Sorrow And Pain Of Global Girls

Saturday, October 11, 2014

For the International Day of the Girl Child, we wanted to bring to light issues that are often hidden from view. So we turned to five photographers who devote much of their time to girls' issues.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Gen X's Legacy; Taliban Take Control; Clyde Frazier!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: #BL25 looks at the impact of Gen X; why we missed the rise of the Taliban; and Clyde Frazier swishes and dishes.
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Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill

Friday, October 10, 2014

In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Retired General Wesley Clark on the Pitfalls of Wartime Decisions

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Retired General Wesley K. Clark says that making decisions in the midst of war and conflict is a poor substitute for the country's long-term strategic vision.

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Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan's Drug Use

Monday, October 06, 2014

A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.

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Norway Is Great For Older Folks — And So Are Bolivia And Rwanda

Friday, October 03, 2014

In a survey of 96 countries on how their over-60 citizens fare, some rankings were completely predictable: Norway was first and Afghanistan was last. In between, there are a number of surprises.

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