Military

"Operation Shakespeare" - Protecting U.S. Military Technology

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Kojo chats with investigative reporter John Shiffman, who unearthed the story of an elaborate sting operation designed to combat the illegal theft of American military secrets.

Expanding Drone Operations in Africa

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Yesterday, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. We explore the growing U.S. counterterrorism presence in Africa.

'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

"Seriously Not All Right" by Ron Capps

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Army veteran and former Foreign Service officer Ron Capps spent a decade chronicling atrocities in five war zones. We talk to Capps about his experience, the Veterans Writing Project he has founded to help others and the importance of reading writings about war.

"Hazard Above": Drones and Public Safety

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

Unmanned aerial drones have transformed the way America wages war and collects intelligence abroad. Beginning next year, commercial drones are expected to expand rapidly within the United States. But what happens when a drone falls from...

Women in Conflict Zones

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Violence against women and personal security are just a couple of the challenges facing women in conflict zones. Kojo talks with women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. about their efforts to give voice to women who live in fear.

Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Fixing a VA in Crisis

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the fallout from the Veteran Affairs recordkeeping scandal, and finds out what fixes are realistic for this massive government bureaucracy.

U.S. Assistance to Nigeria

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Seven weeks after militants kidnapped almost 300 girls in northern Nigeria, the Nigerian military says where they are. The U.S. is one of four countries providing military assistance, raising questions about Nigeria's human rights record. We get an update.

Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

America's Newest Veterans and Fort Hood

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

According to a recent survey by The Washington Post, more than half the of the 2.6 million veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are now struggling with issues related to their physical and mental health. The gunman who opened fire...

Fort Hood Shooting Update

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

An Iraq war veteran opened fire Wednesday at a military base in Texas, a shooting that left four dead and more than a dozen wounded. Kojo chats with Craig Whitlock, a reporter at The Washington Post, for an update on the latest at Fort Hood.

Afghanistan After Karzai: A Washington-Kabul Town Hall

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as Hamid Karzai's presidency ends and international troops prepare to leave. We connect residents of Washington and Kabul to talk about what comes next.

A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

President Barack Obama ordered a new push in the hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time.

Military Budget Proposal

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

As U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is looking to trim its budget. We hear what's on the table, why change is necessary and how it will affect military families.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.