In the summer of 2009, Marines pushed hard against the Taliban, hoping to attain control of Helmand province in Afghanistan. Photojournalist Danfung Dennis filmed one Marine’s combat experiences and difficult readjustment into home life. Dennis discusses his film “Hell and Back Again” with Jeffrey Brown. Continue reading
Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks to Jim Lehrer about President Obama’s decision to deploy 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan after the new year. Continue reading
As August becomes the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, post-election tension continues to increase. A Washington Post reporter provides an update from Kabul. Continue reading
Fierce fighting continues in Afghanistan in the final week leading up to the presidential election. Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR’s Renee Montagne.
Four hundred U.S. Marines stormed into the Taliban stronghold of Dahaneh in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday morning in a bid to secure the area ahead of next week’s presidential election. Continue reading
U.S. Marines pushed further into the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan this week, as word came of a truck bombing in a village south of Kabul that killed at least two dozen people. A Washington Post reporter gives an update on the military efforts and the bombing. Continue reading
U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to stabilize the Afghan-Pakistan border region. A Washington Post reporter embedded in the Helmand province provides an update. Continue reading
Two suicide bombers killed themselves and seven others in separate attacks Thursday in Afghanistan. Among the dead was the deputy governor of the southern Helmand province, who was attending afternoon prayers at a mosque. Continue reading