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Local Residents Observing Paving of Kabul-Kandahar Road. (USAID photo)

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The Central Asia Development Group is a non-governmental organization that uses funding from USAID and other sources to carry out development projects across Afghanistan. Jason Thomas served as a regional manager for the organization and describes his experiences that were frequently frustrating, at times dangerous, but always rewarding. War News Radio’s Jared Nolan reports.

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An Italian Air Force Boeing KC-767 tanker refuels a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52H-150-BW Stratofortress over the Mojave Desert in 2007.

Thousands of people fly back and forth in the Boeing company’s commercial airliners every day. What these thousands may not know is that the Pentagon spends billions of dollars on government contracts with Boeing. The company provides the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, US allies and more with products and services that couldn’t be farther from those found at your local airport. Kate Aronoff has the story.


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Whether or not you have a loved one in the military, it’s difficult to imagine the daily reality for soldiers currently serving in the longest war in American history. Basetrack, an experimental media group, has been on the ground with one United States Marine Corps battalion – at a base in southern Afghanistan – but was shut down by the U.S.M.C this week, and asked to leave. Eliana Bisgaard-Church has more.


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Afghan soldiers prepare to board a helicopter in preparation for combat operations in 2008. US Army photo.

After the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, the military established by the Taliban was dissolved, leaving security in the hands of NATO forces. Nine years later, war-fatigued electorates in America and elsewhere have been clamoring for the withdrawal of troops and resources from Afghanistan. Amandine Lee brings us more on the US military’s attempts to transition the security burden to the fledgling Afghan National Army.


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Haifa street in Baghdad is seen from the Tigres.

War News Radio’s Aaron Moser talks about the latest wave of bombings in Iraq with John Leland of the New York Times in Baghdad.


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Delegates convene at the Baghdad Convention Center for the Iraqi National Conference in 2008.

Amandine Lee takes a look at the new government in Iraq – and what it signifies for Iraq’s future.


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