Archive for 2010 Fall

Still missing: U.S. Army Sgt. Ahmed Altaie

This week, War News Radio featured a report on U.S. Army Sgt. Ahmed Altaie, the last U.S. service member still reported as missing or captured in Iraq. Here are some of the resources we discovered while reporting:

On Facebook: Free Prisoner of War in Iraq – US Army Sergeant Ahmed Kousay Altaie

At CNN.com: Two U.S. soldiers are currently listed as Missing-Captured by the Pentagon as of March 28, 2010.

At wikipedia.org: Ahmed Kousay Altaie

At iraqwarheroes.com/ Ahmed Kousay Altaie

At missingman.blogspot.com: Ahmed Al-Taie

At thepatriotsinn.tripod.com/ Lets get these guys back.

At iraq.pigstye.net/Ahmed K. Altaie

At YouTube: POW/MIA US ARMY SGT. Ahmed Altaie

LISTEN NOW: MISSING IN ACTION IN IRAQ

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Oct
22

Coming Out

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Former service members discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell protest in front of the White House. Photo courtesy of the AP.
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First, We follow up on the status of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Sam Hirshman and Duyen Nguyen report.

Then, we speak with an Iraqi refugee adjusting to life in the U.S. Abdulla Mizead has the story.

Finally, we hear from a war journalist who has spent time in Afghanistan. Karim Sariahmed reports.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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Protesters demonstrating against the military’s don’t ask don’t tell policy on Capitol Hill. Photo courtesy of the AP.
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First, we hear from opponents of the US military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Sam Hirshman and Minh-Duyen Nguyen contributed reporting to this story.

Then, we speak to some Iraqis who fled to Syria after 2003 about their lives in exile. Emily Crawford reports.

Finally, we examine peace movements in Afghanistan, including President Karzai’s own peace jirga. Karim Sariahmed has the story.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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Oct
01

Bailed Out

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Afghan soldiers chat in front of the main office of Kabul Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the AP
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First, we look at problems at Afghanistan’s central bank. Sam Hirshman has the story.

Then, we explore traumatic brain injury in soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Emily Hager reports.

Finally, we hear about the surprising cause of communication barriers in Iraq. Gabriel Ramirez and Alan Zhao have the story.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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Medical professionals in Iraq going about their business. Photo courtesy of the AP
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We explore the trials and successes of health care in Iraq. Amandine Lee, Chloe Wittenberg, and Abdulla Mizead bring the story.

Then, we hear about the legacy left by American troops after they pull out of Iraq. Kyle Crawford has the story.

Finally, we learn about the Afghan sport of Buzkashi. Alan Zhao reports.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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Sgt. Dunson is facing controversy over a video he posted to YouTube. Photo courtesy of the AP
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We speak with Sgt. Leo Dunson about the controversy surrounding a prank he pulled on an Iraqi going through a roadside check point. Kyle Crawford reports. Read the transcript here.

Then, we take a look at the lives of Iraqi detainees who spent time at the infamous Abu Ghraib Detention Facility. Emily Crawford has the story. (First aired July 2010.)

Finally, we examine the building boom that is changing the face of cities in Iraqi Kurdistan. Kyle Geckner-Wald reports. (First aired July 2009.)

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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