Military

Instability in Sudan and the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

In Somalia, security forces recently killed a top Al-Qaeda leader in the region. In Sudan, military tensions have regional observers worried about a return to civil war in that country's Southern region. We explore Washington's delicate balancing act in the Horn of Africa.

Government Secrecy and the Pentagon Papers Release

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:36 p.m.

Forty years, to the day, after The New York Times published excerpts from a top-secret report on the Vietnam War, the 7,000-page "Pentagon Papers" are being declassified and released to the public in their entirety. Today's release raises...

BRAC: Maryland's Growing Pains

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Our series on military base realignment continues with a look at Maryland's jobs boom and the different reactions from two communities affected by the military growth.

Military Food on the Move

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

How does an army on the move get fed? Tune in to find out.

BRAC: Basics

Monday, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

With changes looming, we talk about what BRAC is, why it exists and how communities cope. First of a four part series.

Joined by War: Women's Rights in Today's Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Audiences in Kabul and Washington DC talk to each other about the role women's issues play in Afghanistan today.

Joining Forces

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Less than one percent of the US population serves in America's all-volunteer military, and most Americans feel no direct impact of the wars America is waging overseas. With little connection to the civilians around them, military families...

Resettling Vulnerable Iraqis

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Iraqis who worked US entities during the war often find themselves targets of violence. Yet a U.S. program designed to allow 5000 refugees annually resettle in America has helped only a tiny percentage of them, and many have been stuck in visa limbo for more than 5 years.

The War on "Fake Pot"

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:32 p.m.

We learn about what's behind the recent crackdown on "synthetic" alternatives to marijuana that have been legal for decades.

The Future of ROTC

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

With the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the president's call for colleges to welcome back the military, we explore the future of ROTC on university campuses.

Joined by War: A Conversation Between Afghans and Americans

Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

In partnership with America Abroad, Kojo hosts a conversation between Afghan and American citizens.

Women in Combat

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 at 1:25 p.m.

Traditionally, female soldiers have been excluded from combat, but a Congressional commission recently recommended ending "all gender restrictive policies." We discuss the role of women in today's wars, and the challenges they face joining...

Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Fifty years ago in his farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people against the perils of a burgeoning "military-industrial complex." Though his words were largely forgotten at the time, they turned out to be...

The U.S. and Africa: Wikileaks Revelations

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 at 1:20 p.m.

We explore new revelations about Washington's diplomatic relations on the African continent, from Nigeria to Sudan to Zimbabwe.

Afghanistan: The Way Forward

Monday, Nov 22, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

One year after a major policy review sent 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, the Obama administration and its allies are evaluating their success. While there have been measurable achievements on the ground, a looming 2011 deadline for...

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