Surging Ahead

President Obama outlines his Afghan strategy in a televised address. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we hear from military experts about US strategy in Afghanistan. Jared Nolan and Louis Katz report. And, we learn what some Afghans feel about President Obama’s new plan…

Out of Step

Two Afghan boys from Khost province, Afghanistan.Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we hear about Afghanistan’s dancing boys, children who are exploited to entertain wealthy adults. Kyle Goeckner-Wald reports. We also find out about the toll that a severe water shortage has been taking…

Contentious Count

An Iraqi police officer takes census information from a family in Mosul in March 2009. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we learn about the political tension that is delaying Iraq’s census. Gabriel Ramirez reports. We also take a closer look at Hamid Karzai,…

Memory Lane

The aftermath of a car bomb near Al-Rashid Street in 2004. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we learn about Baghdad’s famous Al-Rashid Street and how it has changed since the war. Madeleine Abromowitz reports. Read the transcript here. We also hear about veterans…

Dropping Out

Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghan Presidential candidate, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we find out about Abdullah Abdullah’s withdrawal from the Afghan elections. Emily Hager and Clare Kobasa report. We hear…

Foreign Turf

A man walks past the crater caused by a massive bomb attack in front of the building of the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we find out about the bombings which rocked Baghdad…

Rebuilding History

Workers at the Independent Election Comission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we find out about the international effort to restore Iraq’s national museum, which was looted during the invasion. Clare Kobasa and Sam Hirshman report. Then, we hear from…

Reflections

A US soldier on patrol in the streets of Tikrit, Iraq. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we hear about the frustrations of a US soldier in Iraq during his service in the early days of the war. Madeleine Abromowitz reports. Then, we talk…

Another Year

An Afghan security man asks local people to get out of the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009., w Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week marks the eighth anniversary of the American invasion of Afghanistan. This week on War News Radio, we…

Tempest Tossed

Iraqi refugees arrive in Germany. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we hear about Iraqi refugees struggling to find a place in the American economy. Madeleine Abromowitz and Anjali Cadambi report. Then, we find out what life is like for the many Afghans disabled…