afghanistan

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    October 28, 2014  

    In cities across the north of Iraq, thousands of displaced families who have fled the Islamic State don’t have even the walls of a tent. Special correspondent Jane Arraf reports from Iraq, where the approaching winter could be as deadly as the fighting, and aid agencies aren’t able to help. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    October 27, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, American and British troops were airlifted from a major military base in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, closing the facility after 13 years of use. Also, a suicide bombing in central Iraq killed at least 24 people, a day after government troops and Shiite militias recaptured a key town from the Islamic State. Continue reading

  • panetta
    October 9, 2014  

    Leon Panetta was involved in the war on terror, the assassination of Osama bin Laden and the wind-down of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the former CIA director and defense secretary is out with a memoir that has made headlines for its criticism of President Obama’s leadership. Panetta joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his book, “Worthy Fights,” the Islamic State and Washington dysfunction. Continue reading

  • afghanistan_peace
    September 30, 2014  

    The United States and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement, after months of uncertainty over what happens when the U.S.-led international mission officially ends at the end of the year. The deal will allow U.S. and NATO troops to carry out counterterrorism missions and support Afghan forces. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • afghanistan
    September 30, 2014  

    After months of waiting through a contested election, the U.S. has settled with Afghanistan’s new leadership on a security agreement for the transition toward Afghan security self-reliance. Former State Department official Barnett Rubin talks to Jeffrey Brown about whether President Ashraf Ghani will prove a reliable ally, as well as what we’ve learned from American involvement in Afghanistan. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    September 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, Ashraf Ghani appealed for peace and swore to make his political rival his chief executive at his presidential inauguration in Kabul. Ghani’s swearing in was marred by a suicide attack before the ceremony that killed seven people. Also, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring colleges to define sexual consent. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    September 23, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet. According to the Israeli defense minister, the plane entered the Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights. The crew escaped and landed in Syrian territory. Also, the CDC warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 1.4 million people — more than double any previous estimated figure. Continue reading

  • afghan_election
    September 22, 2014  

    After more than a year, two rounds of voting and a bitterly contested audit of votes, Ashraf Ghani has been named president-elect, while his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, has agreed to share power, presumably in a newly created executive CEO position. Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Sean Carberry from Kabul for details of the deal and what it means for the United States. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    September 5, 2014  

    In our News Wrap Friday, the Pentagon confirmed the death of the leader of the African terror group, Al Shabaab. Also, flash floods and landslides have killed at least 116 in eastern Pakistan and Kashmir. And the third American aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia is in stable condition in Nebraska. Continue reading

  • A veteran pays his respects to U.S. Army PFC Aaron Toppen during a visitation at Parkview Christian Church on June 23 in Mokena, Illinois. Toppen, 19, was killed alongside four other American soldiers and an Afghan soldier in a friendly fire airstrike while they were engaged in a firefight earlier in June in Afghanistan. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
    September 5, 2014   BY  

    Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report. Continue reading