Changing of the Guard

Barack Obama and John McCain at the presidential debate in Oxford, Mississippi.

This week on War News Radio, we look at how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are playing into the American presidential election – and consider how the results of that election will affect Afghanistan and Iraq.

We hear from a few Americans out doing their shopping at a Target in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and learn their thoughts on the war and the election. Listen now to this report from Emily Hager and Elizabeth Threlkeld.

We also take a closer look at Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s plans for Iraq and Afghanistan. Listen now to Anna Shechtman’s report.

Then, we speak with Iraqis about the election debate over the war, and what a new administration in the United States will mean for Iraq. Listen now to Elizabeth Threlkeld’s report. Read the transcript here.

In the debates, the candidates have often referenced the success of the “surge.” We investigate the cause of the recent decrease in violence. Listen now to Madeleine Abromowitz’s report.

Finally, we take a look forward at what the next United States President will be facing in Afghanistan. Listen now to Emily Hager’s report.

These stories this week on War News Radio.

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