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NOLAN: If you look at a map of Afghanistan, you might notice the outline of the country is shaped something like a lamb chop. What would be the bone extends to the northeast until it reaches China, where the two countries share a 47 mile border. This narrow strip of land between Tajikistan and Pakistan–140 miles long but sometimes just 10 miles wide–reaches the end of the Himalayan range and is known as the Wakhan corridor. So why is it there?
SPOONER: in the 1870s the reason the British wanted to do this was in order to set up a buffer state between the British empire in south Asia and the Russian empire in central Asia because the Russians had kept moving south through central Asia and of course the British were concerned about their northwestern frontier because its the most vulnerable part of their empire in India.
NOLAN: That was Dr. Brian Spooner, professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and curator for Near Eastern ethnology at the Penn Museum. But why does this territory extend all the way to China?
Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte.
Students who study Peace and Conflict Journalism at Swarthmore College gathered around the workstations at War News Radio Thursday afternoon and checked up on the first day or reporting on the event.
Hilary Clinton just said “Wow” when she first got the news, while preparing for an interview with CBS. President Obama’s comments were included with several other video reports on CNN‘s “This Just In” news blog.
A BBC video describes a man who said he killed Gadhafi. The Daily Mail gathered some of the most graphic images. Al Jazeera linked to a very graphic YouTube video of rebels celebrating with what appears to be Gadhafi’s body.
A Facebook post with some graphic images had 123 “Likes” this afternoon, and jokes were beginning to emerge, including one suggesting that Gadhafi was located through the “Find My iPhone” app.
Tweet search results scrolled to quickly to consume completely but were full of conflicting reports and opinions and reminded us that some were in mourning.
Listen to War News Radio for more news on the death of Gadhafi in our next program.
Combat zones can expose a soldier to a great number of traumatic experiences, but finding peace after war can be another battle.
The inability to escape those experiences define post traumatic stress disorder, a condition that is widely publicized but not always widely understood.
War News Radio’s Caroline Batten, working with producer Collin Smith, took a look at the different stigmas veterans with this disorder face when returning civilian society.