Military

Helping Outsiders Understand Afghanistan

Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Understanding Afghanistan is no easy task. We talk with a veteran reporter who has covered the nation for three decades about its past, present and future.

Modernizing Military Retirement?

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

The military considers a move to a 401(k) style retirement plan. We'll talk about proposed changes and the wide-ranging implications a new retirement policy could have.

Too Secret? Rethinking Government Classification

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

President Obama came to the White House pledging to change the culture of government secrecy. But last year, the nearly 77 million government documents were deemed too sensitive public consumption...

Past Meets Present: The Cold War's Legacy

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

What today's rioters in London might learn from the Cold War's legacy on Caribbean nations. How domestic and international policy and public opinions can be manipulated to win one's own advantage...

"The Interrogator"

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

In 2002, former CIA case officer Glenn Carle led the interrogation of a Senior Al Qaeda detainee. But he soon became convinced the Agency had the wrong man...

Bahrain: Small Country, Big Ally

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

It's a little country that plays a large role in U.S. involvement in the Middle East. Join Kojo to learn about the Kingdom of Bahrain.

BRAC: D.C.'s Opportunities Post-Walter Reed

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center will move to new facilities in Bethesda and Fort Belvoir, leaving sixty-two acres of prime real estate along Georgia Avenue for the District to redevelop.

BRAC: Moving and Shaking in Virginia

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Our series on military base realignment in the Washington region continues with a look at Northern Virginia.

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...

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