Military

A Power-Sharing Deal In Afghanistan

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan's contested months-long presidential election process. Ghani agreed to share power with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, who will become the country's chief executive.

'Fort Bliss'

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

Maggie, an Army medic who has earned a Bronze Star for her service, returns from a 15-month deployment to find she's a stranger to her 5-year-old son. Slowly, they become reacquainted only to discover she's set to return to Afghanistan...

'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks to Laird Hunt about the unlikely heroine of his critically acclaimed book "Neverhome," and her odyssey across some of history's grizzliest battlefields.

One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the Navy Yard Shooting

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

It's been almost a year since defense contractor Aaron Alexis opened fire and killed 12 at the Navy Yard in the District. The event raised questions about emergency response coordination between the city and DoD, the security clearance...

"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...

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