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Insurgency

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How should Nigeria tackle the militant threat of Boko Haram?

Friday, May 09, 2014

How should Nigeria tackle the militant threat of Boko Haram?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

History of Guerrilla War

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Max Boot, Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for National Security Studies at The Council on Foreign Relations, looks back as far as Alexander the Great to shed light on current (and future) insurgencies in his new book Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (Liveright, 2013).

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Coastal Rebuilding; Sen. Gillibrand; Working for Free

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Small Business Administration is granting loans to businesses in hard-hit coastal communities damaged by Sandy. WNYC’s Robert Lewis talks about a ProPublica and WNYC investigation into money going into vulnerable coastal areas. Plus: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on a new gun trafficking bill; Max Boot’s new book on current and future insurgencies; a road trip has lessons about gun culture; and what kind of calculation do you make about whether to work for free or not?

The Takeaway

Helicopter Crash Highlights American Strategy in Afghanistan

Monday, August 08, 2011

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a helicopter crash on Saturday, which killed 30 American troops in the deadliest day ever for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The attack took place in the Tangi Valley of Wardak Province, to the west of Kabul, and illustrates how the insurgency is growing from its traditional strongholds and edging toward the capital city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Web of Weapons

Friday, April 01, 2011

Robert Haddick, managing editor of Small Wars Journal, provides a look at supplying weapons to Libyan rebels, the US's history of arming insurgencies and where Gadhafi has gotten his weapons.

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The Takeaway

Assessing Afghanistan from the Northern Provinces

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Questions over whether the surge in Afghanistan is working are rising again, as are insurgents in northern Afghanistan, just as a new report out by the Pentagon highlights some progress in the south. One of the larger questions: Is that progress in one region coming at the expense of progress in others?

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