In a White House ceremony, Navy SEAL Edward C. Byers, Jr. is receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in a 2012 rescue operation in Afghanistan. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sean Naylor, who wrote the book Relentless Strike, about the Joint Special Operations Command.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sayed Ikram Afzali, executive director of Integrity Watch Afghanistan, about the report released Wednesday about the corruption in Afghanistan and how it contributes to violent conflicts there.
The war in Afghanistan is getting a new commander even as events there are not going well. The Taliban control the most territory since the U.S. invasion, and Afghan government casualties continue to mount. NPR takes a look at how American forces might respond.
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