Sean Carberry

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For Afghan Policewomen, Danger Often Comes From Colleagues

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It seems almost trivial at first: the latest Human Rights Watch report on Afghanistan says female police officers need their own toilets. Sure, who's going to argue with that. But why is it a big deal?

Here's how it unfolds.

Female police officers are experiencing high levels of ...


Taliban Says It Will Begin Spring Offensive Sunday

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Taliban will launch their annual spring offensive on Sun., April 28, the group said Saturday.

In a press release, the Taliban said that the offensive will target "America, NATO and their backers for the gratification of Allah Almighty, independence of Afghanistan and establishing in it an Islamic government while ...


Young Staffer's Death Binds U.S. Embassy, Journalists

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Death comes with the territory when you work in conflict zones. On sometimes a daily basis, those of us who have worked in Iraq and Afghanistan in particular have filed stories with headlines like, "Four troops killed during insurgent attack," or "IED kills 10 civilians and wounds six."

It's a ...


Afghans Want U.S. To Clarify Troop Level Post 2014

Friday, April 05, 2013


Afghanistan, Pakistan Struggle To Find Common Ground

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Much has changed since last November, when Afghans were praising Pakistan for saying it would no longer support the Taliban and would instead work for peace.

"We believe that relations between the two countries are deteriorating," says Aimal Faizi, spokesman for President Hamid Karzai.

Faizi says the downward slide started ...


Afghanistan's Forests A Casualty Of Timber Smuggling

Monday, March 18, 2013

Despite Afghanistan's fierce winter, it's rare to find a house with insulation or a modern heating system. So Afghans rely on bukharis, stoves that look like an oil drum with a big rusty pipe growing out of the top that bends off into a hole in the wall.

That fact ...


With Withdrawal Looming, U.S. Troops Shift Their Aim

Monday, March 11, 2013

The NATO campaign is now in a new phase. After years of fighting the Taliban and bolstering anemic local governance, NATO troops are handing those responsibilities over to the Afghans. NPR's Sean Carberry recently embedded with U.S. troops in the southern province of Kandahar as they worked on this new ...


Sniffing Out Bombs In Afghanistan: A Job That's Gone To The Dogs

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lucy is a stereotypically giddy black labradoodle. She's not what you picture when you think of a military dog serving on the front lines in Afghanistan. She wiggles around the room chasing her tennis ball and thinks my microphone cover is a chew toy.

But her handler, Spc. Heath Garcia, ...


Afghan Woman Carves Out An Entrepreneurial Niche

Monday, December 17, 2012

Despite more than a decade of international efforts to support women in Afghanistan, female entrepreneurs remain relatively rare. But one Afghan woman is trying to show the men a thin...


Afghan Army Seeks Better Equipment, But Lacks Basic Skills

Sunday, October 28, 2012

When you see a U.S. soldier standing next to an Afghan one, the difference is striking. U.S. troops are saddled down with much more high-tech equipment. But many say handing over bett...


A Flurry Of Contradicting 'Facts' Convolutes Reality In Afghanistan

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Reporting from Afghanistan is challenging in more than just a security sense. While NATO sources tend to give out minimal information, local officials often give inaccurate initial ac...


Syrian Refugees May Be Wearing Out Turks' Welcome

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Refugees continue to flee the ongoing violence in Syria. Nearly 12,000 are living in camps in southern Turkey; several thousand more live outside the camps. They've started setting up...


In The Iraqi Desert, A Way Station On The Road Home

Sunday, December 11, 2011

For many U.S. troops leaving Iraq, a U.S. base south of Baghdad, is the last stop they make before rolling into Kuwait and heading home. As the Dec. 31 deadline for the U.S. withdrawa...