Military

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.

Cheating Scandals Rock The Military

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Earlier this week, the Navy disclosed that it had suspended 30 sailors on suspicion of cheating on exams to operate nuclear reactors. This follows a string of scandals across several branches of the military, and is leading some to question how the Pentagon is handling ethics in its ranks.

Alcatraz 11: Vietnam's "Defiant" POWs

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Kojo hears the inspiring story of the 11 American prisoners-of-war who endured and heroically resisted years of brutal treatment at Vietnam's Hoa Lo prison and its sub camp "Alcatraz."

"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.

"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.

Al-Qaida's New Rise In The Middle East

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Experts join Kojo to understand the rise of militancy in Iraq and its traces in neighboring countries like Syria.

The Literature Of War

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

War and literature have long been linked. We revisit some classic works that continue to resonate today and consider the emerging hallmarks of fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wounded Veterans And Adaptive Sports

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1969, Kirk Bauer lost his leg in a grenade explosion in Vietnam. In 2012, Travis Mills lost portions of four limbs from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. They join Kojo to talk about adaptive sports and the challenging path of recovery facing today's wounded veterans.

The Future Of Aid To Afghanistan

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.

The last American combat troops are slated to leave Afghanistan in 2014, but the U.S. reconstruction effort will continue. We explore the challenge of delivering aid in Afghanistan after the draw-down.

Behind Recent Military Firings

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether they involve sordid stories of adultery and criminal offenses, or more mundane issues of ineptitude, firings within many branches of the military's officer ranks seem to be on the rise. We go behind the headlines and consider the leadership issues at the core of these scandals.

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