Taking Flight

An Iraqi pilot inspects his aircraft after a graduation ceremony in Kirkuk. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

This week on War News Radio, we take a look at the current state of the Iraqi air force, and learn that training new pilots hasn’t been the highest priority. Jess Engebretson and Elizabeth Threlkeld report. Read the transcript here.

We also hear about how an influx of Iraqi refugees has shaped one neighborhood of Damascus. Gabriel Ramirez reports.

Finally, we go back to the history books to learn out about the Soviet-Afghan war. Peter Holm reports.

These stories, plus the week’s news, this week from War News Radio.

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