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The Brian Lehrer Show

Iraq: Where Do We Go From Here?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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The Brian Lehrer Show

U.S. Raids in Africa

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Karen DeYoung, senior national security correspondent and associate editor at The Washington Post, discusses the U.S. military raids in Africa over the weekend. She has reported on what the unsuccessful mission in Somalia indicates about the Obama administration's priorities and new counter-terrorism guidelines, and also about news today that the Pentagon is cutting some military aid to Egypt.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Military Entertainment Complex

Friday, September 20, 2013

Drawing on his research into literacy, Corey Mead, an assistant professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York, and author of War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict, explores the links between the video game industry and the US military and how this plays out in public schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

U.S. Foreign Policy: Lead By Example

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Richard Haass  president of the Council on Foreign Relations, former director of policy planning for the Department of State and author of Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order (Basic Books, 2013) says the U.S. needs to fix its problems at home to regain credibility abroad.

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The Takeaway

US Soldiers punished for Koran Burning and Video

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

No U.S. officers will face jail time after two separate incidents of military misconduct in Afghanistan earlier this year. For the burning of a box of Korans, four Army officers and two enlisted soldiers received letters of reprimand. For the video of marines urinating on Taliban corpses, three officers received "non-judicial punishments."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

End of War: Anthony Swofford

Monday, June 04, 2012

Former U.S. Marine and Jarhead author Anthony Swofford talks about his new book, Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, and continues the discussion on the end of war.

→ EVENT: Swofford will be reading from and discussing Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails on Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd and Broadway.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Afghanistan Update

Thursday, March 15, 2012

We’ll get an update on the latest troubles in Afghanistan with Washington Post Pentagon reporter Craig Whitlock.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Afghanistan's Heart and Minds

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In the wake of the shooting, Stephen Tankel, non-resident scholar in the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor at American University, discusses the US presence in Afghanistan, how our troops are transitioning their mission, and the affect on Afghan communities.

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The Takeaway

Death of Chinese-American Soldier Draws Attention to Racism in Military

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On Wednesday, eight American soldiers were charged in connection with the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. Chen's body was found lying in a guard tower on an American outpost in Kandahar province in October. The 19-year-old soldier died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. This case echoes the suicide of 21-year-old Lance Corporal Harry Lew in April, another Asian-American who reportedly shot himself while serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. Known as a "minority minority," discrimination against Asian-Americans is frequently goes unreported by victims and the media.

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The Takeaway

After Iraq Withdrawal, US Plans Troop Increase in Persian Gulf

Monday, October 31, 2011

The White House is planning to boost its military presence in the Middle East when the final troops leave Iraq at December's end. The new plan comes in light of the Iraqi government's refusal to allow American forces to remain in the country after the previously agreed-upon deadline, which goes into effect at year's end. The additional combat units would be stationed in Kuwait, and the U.S. views them as a hedge for stability in the event of a collapse in security in Iraq or a move of aggression by Iran.

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The Takeaway

The Making of a US Navy SEAL

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

On Sunday, a military operation lasting approximately 40 minutes, transformed an elite fighting force known for keeping a low profile, into the talk of the world. Former US Navy SEAL Michael Howard and Retired US Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor discuss what goes into training one of the most elite fighting force in the world. 

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The Takeaway

Rethinking War in Afghanistan: Marjah Edition

Monday, December 13, 2010

This week, the White House will take another look at its war strategy in Afghanistan. Just over the weekend, six U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in Kandahar. One of the main questions the administration will be trying to answer: Was sending 30,000 extra American troops to that country the right move? To help try and answer it for ourselves, we'll explore one location that has received additional troops: Marjah in Helmand Province.