Afghanistan | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

Coll Discusses His 'New Yorker' Piece

Robert Siegel speaks with New Yorker contributor and president of New America Foundation Steve Coll about his new article on Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. The article is titled "Looking for Mullah Omar."

Gains In Afghan Health: Too Good To Be True?

A U.S.-sponsored mortality survey released last year found huge improvements in health across Afghanistan. But the improvements are so dramatic that experts, including several involved in the survey, question the findings.

In Afghanistan, Some Former Taliban Become Police

NATO says it has greatly reduced the Taliban presence in the northern part of the country. But some Afghan officials aren't thrilled with the U.S. tactics, which include the creation of ad hoc militias. Some of the militia members used to be Taliban fighters.

Viral Images, The Military's Recurring Nightmare

A video appears to show Marines desecrating the corpses of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan. It once again raises questions about why troops take such images, and what the military can do to stop it.