State of Privilege

President Talabani and Prime Minister al-Maliki, the two highest-paid politicians in Iraq. Photo courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. This week on War News Radio, we investigate the privileges enjoyed by Iraqi government officials. Kyle Crawford reports. Read the transcript here. Then, we take a look at the lives of…

Uploading the War

A video uploaded by an American soldier who served in Iraq. Photo courtesy of YouTube. This week on War News Radio, we take a look at how soldiers use YouTube to share images of their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kyle Crawford reports. Read the transcript here. Then, we talk…

The Invisible Threat

An IED exploding next to an American tank in Iraq. Photo courtesy of Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we take a look at improvised explosive devices and their impact on fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amandine Lee reports. Then, we talk to ordinary Iraqis who live near…

Passing Time

US soldiers in Afghanistan watch movies on their laptops. Photo courtesy of Reuters. This week on War News Radio, we take a look at how service members stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan spend their free time and the various projects that they have come up with to keep themselves entertained.…

Gridlock

Baghdad traffic. Photo courtesy of AFP. This week on War News Radio, we talk to Iraqis commuting in Baghdad and look at how the conflict has turned the city’s streets into a transportation nightmare. Bennet Goeckner reports. Then, we speak to Iraqis who have fled to Syria about their lives…

The Human Terrain

A member of the Human Terrain team. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense. This week on War News Radio, we look at a program that embeds social scientists with the military. Kyle Crawford reports. Read the transcript here. Then, we consider the problems associated with Afghanistan’s opium-based economy, and…

Absent Aid

An Afghan woman carrying water jugs. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we hear why some regions in Afghanistan have gotten more aid than others. Karim Sariahmed brings the report. Next, we hear about Kurdistan’s recent performance in the Viva World Cup. Listen now…

Shifting Focus

Iraqi president Jalal Talabani speaking to the press. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we hear why American media is pulling out of Iraq much more quickly than American troops. Madeleine Abromowitz brings the report. Next, we examine the ambiguities surrounding the promised closure…